Arbor Green Family Medicine
Family Medicine located in Dallas, TX
Women's Health includes well woman exams, pap smears, check-ups, and more. Arbor Green Family Medicine in Dallas, TX is proud to serve women of all ages, helping patients stay healthy for life.
Women's Health Q & A
What Happens During a Well Woman Exam?
During a well woman exam, the doctor will evaluate several very important facets of a woman's overall health. Well woman exams include both a pelvic exam and a clinical breast exam, and they may also be expanded to include testing like mammograms where needed. A well woman exam is usually done on a yearly basis, but this can vary according to patient need. A well woman exam can be an important time to discuss family planning, to test for illness, and to get an overall picture of reproductive health. During the well woman exam, the doctor will ask about menstrual cycle regularity, consumption of alcohol and drugs, smoking habits, and sexual practices to help get a clear idea of every factor that is impacting the patient's health.
What is a Pap Smear?
A pap smear is often part of a well woman exam. This test screens for cervical cancer. Pap smears are performed by gently scraping cells from the cervix during a pelvic examination. The test is not painful for most women, although minor discomfort may occur during the sample collection. A pap smear is a very important test because it can identify the early signs of cervical cancer long before the patient notices any symptoms. This early identification means that patients can be proactive about treatment, possibly avoiding cancer completely as a result.
How is a Check-Up Different From a Well Woman Exam?
A well woman exam is focused on 2 things: The clinical breast exam and the pelvic exam. A check-up may focus on other things and look at the entire body. Many patients find that it is particularly helpful to have their check-ups and well woman exams from the same provider, since that doctor already has all the pertinent background information on the patient.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
At Arbor Green Family Medicine, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept.
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Words from our patients
"Arbor Green has been our primary care provider for several years. The Doctors are top notch and we are always quick to refer our friends and loved ones to Dr. Alaidroos"
"Dr. Alaidroos gives us all her attention when she sees us. She has a great bedside manner, and shows genuine interest in our family's well being"
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