Elite Medical Center provides comprehensive health care and preventive screening services tailored to meet each woman's needs.
Doctors offer state-of-the-art medical care in a comfortable and caring environment for women with health concerns such as menopause, hormone management and sexual health.
Knowledgeable women's health internists provide a comprehensive range of services for women in all stages of life. To give each woman the most thorough and appropriate care, referrals to other specialties are made as necessary.
Women: Why you need primary care and a gynecologist
Even if you visit your gynecologist for an annual well-woman exam, are you making time to see a primary care physician, too? An annual physical is important for good health in all stages of life – not just when you’re a student or an older adult.
Our women's health providers recommend that patients should have both a physical and a well-woman exam on a yearly basis, taking advantage of the unique perspective each practice area has to offer. They explain that having a relationship with both a primary care physician and a gynecologist allows women to have resources to answer their questions and physicians who understand their medical history.
Why women need an annual physical exam
It is important that women get annual physicals because the exam is a time when a family practice or internal medicine doctor not only performs a complete physical exam of the patient, but it is also a time when lifestyle habits are discussed, screening tests are ordered and immunizations are administered,
Lifestyle issues are addressed during yearly physicals. We spend a lot of time with our patients, talking about specific programs that have been shown to work for weight loss and smoking cessation options.
Women's Physical exams vary, but often include:
Vital signs assessment (blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, respiration rate)
Overall appearance review
Head and neck exam
Our Primary care providers may also order blood tests to screen for conditions like anemia, kidney or liver disease, diabetes and high cholesterol. At age-appropriate levels, they order screening tests like colonoscopies and mammograms.
We also have expertise in managing common conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma and high cholesterol, and often coordinate care among the specialists their patients see.