Annual Well Women Exam Specialist in Eugene, OR
At Pacific Women’s Center, Dr. Richard Beyerlein MD, CPI, FACOG, and Tamara A. Stenshoel, MD offer well-woman exams to screen for breast, colon, cervical cancers, as well as heavy menstruation and other health concerns. These examinations help women to stay healthy. Most women benefit from their yearly well-woman appointments, during which their OB-GYN conducts preventive screenings, examinations, and treatments aimed at promoting optimal health throughout all stages of life. OB-GYNs specialize in delivering comprehensive preventative care, conducting screenings, and providing treatments specifically tailored to women’s health concerns. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 911 Country Club Rd. Suite A-222, Eugene, OR 97401.
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A well-woman examination commences with a thorough assessment of your medical history and a general physical evaluation. Upon your arrival for the appointment, you will undergo the routine steps of having your weight measured, and your pulse and blood pressure checked just like during a routine checkup.
Discussion about your menstrual cycle may occur, particularly if you have concerns about its flow, pain, or regularity.
The examination encompasses a manual breast assessment to detect any lumps or irregularities within the breasts. Additionally, a pelvic examination is conducted, involving abdominal pressure application to identify any unusual lumps or discomfort.
As part of the examination, a Pap smear is administered to screen for the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV). During this procedure, your healthcare provider will insert a lubricated speculum into your vaginal canal to examine your vagina, vulva, and cervix.
If you are sexually active, you may opt for the inclusion of STD testing. Furthermore, you are encouraged to voice any other health concerns or queries during this time, as your physician will address them comprehensively.
Most women benefit from their yearly well-woman appointments, during which their OB-GYN conducts preventive screenings, examinations, and treatments aimed at promoting optimal health throughout all stages of life.
Family doctors can take care of non-gender-specific concerns however, for their specific women’s health requirements, it is essential for adult women to schedule an annual visit with an OB-GYN, such as Dr. Beyerlein from Pacific Women’s Center.
Many women begin visiting an OB-GYN around the age of 15 although they can begin visiting one earlier if they have concerns regarding puberty, sexual health questions, and more.
An OB-GYN is a medical specialist trained in two key areas of obstetrics and gynecology. Obstetrics encompasses the entirety of pregnancy care, spanning from preconception to postpartum care.
Gynecology, on the other hand, addresses a wide spectrum of women’s health issues. While an OB-GYN can serve as a primary care physician for women, this designation applies exclusively to women’s healthcare.
OB-GYNs specialize in delivering comprehensive preventative care, conducting screenings, and providing treatments specifically tailored to women’s health concerns.
While there are similarities between a physical examination and a well-woman exam, the key distinction lies in that a physical examination is just one component of a well-woman exam and in the holistic nature of the latter.
A well-woman exam encompasses a comprehensive evaluation of female wellness concerns. During a well-woman exam, your healthcare provider conducts a thorough medical assessment. The physical examination component closely resembles what your general practitioner performs during an annual physical.
Combining a physical examination with your well-woman exam can offer added convenience. This comprehensive evaluation includes measurements of your weight, blood pressure readings, and assessments of heart and lung function. Additionally, a urine test may be administered in order to detect any potential abnormalities.
Precisely how long a well-woman exam can take may depend on each patient’s specific concerns, questions, and necessary testing and immunizations.
Because your OB-GYN is your partner in all matters concerning women’s health the well-woman exam is your opportunity to take an active role in your well-being.
And as your health history will also be reviewed and discussed each patient’s individual status in this regard will help dictate the length of the appointment. Generally speaking, however, the exams last between 30 minutes and an hour with the physical portion of the exam lasting between 10 and 15 minutes and subsequent examinations administered as needed.
Well-woman exams are available at Pacific Women’s Center. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 911 Country Club Rd. Suite A-222, Eugene, OR 97401. We serve patients from Eugene OR, Cresswell OR, Irving OR, Goshen OR, Coburg OR, Springfield OR, and surrounding areas.
An annual exam is a vital step towards ensuring your long-term health and well-being. During your visit, your physician will take time to discuss your medical history and concerns. This is also a great time to ask any questions you may have. Remember, your annual exam is all about you and your health.
You can most often expect a pelvic and breast exam, as well as a pap smear to test for early signs of cervical cancer. You may also undergo a test for HPV, or Human Papilloma Virus. HPV is a relatively common sexually transmitted virus that can potentially lead to cervical cancer. If you’re interested, please ask your physician about vaccinations to protect yourself from HPV. We also provide STI tests that may be administered based on your sexual history.
Additional Services You May Need
▸ Hormone Care
▸ Gynecological Surgeries
▸ Evaluation Exams
▸ Pelvic Pain
▸ Premenstrual Syndrome
▸ Sexual Dysfunction
▸ Uterine Prolapse
▸ Vaginal Infections
▸ HPV Vaccinations
▸ Sexually Transmitted Infections
▸ OB/GYN Surgery
▸ Irregular/Painful Periods
▸ Minimally-Invasive Surgery/ Office Hysteroscopy
▸ Ovarian Cysts
▸ Pregnancy Planning
▸ Pregnancy Testing
▸ Menstrual Irregularity
▸ Pap Smears Screening
▸ Infertility Treatment
▸ STD Screening