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Well-Woman Exam

From teenagers to octogenarians, women want the same thing when it comes to their health-care provider—someone who will listen, put them at ease, and provide expert, state-of-the-art care. Whether you are a young girl coming in for your first visit with a gynecologist, a woman about to become a mother, or well beyond childbearing age, the compassionate providers at Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida are dedicated to offering you the best experience possible when you visit our office. If it’s time for your annual well-woman exam, you can request a new patient appointment online. If you are already an established patient, you can book online through the patient portal. Or you can always call (239) 432-5858 to schedule a consultation with one of Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida’s women’s health-care providers in Fort Myers, Cape Coral or Lehigh Acres.

Your partners in women’s wellness

Every woman should have an annual well-woman exam for preventive health care. Gynecological problems, including cancers, often don’t cause symptoms initially. By examining you each year, your highly trained women’s health provider at Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida can detect and treat problems at their earliest stage.

During your well-woman exam, you’ll also have the opportunity to talk to your doctor or certified nurse midwife. This is your time. Use it to ask questions or get advice about any concerns you may have about your overall health. Consider us your partners in wellness. 

What to expect in a well-woman exam

A well-woman visit will include different types of exams and screenings depending on the patient’s age, medical history and life circumstances, including whether or not they are sexually active.   

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that young women have their first gynecologic visit between the ages of 13-15 years.

A teen’s first visit mostly involves education. It’s a chance to learn whether their periods are normal and to get acquainted with their women’s health provider.  It also provides an opportunity to learn about contraceptive methods and counseling for sexually transmitted infections.  Teenagers don’t need to have a pelvic exam unless they report problems or are sexually active.

All women should have their first full pelvic exam and Pap smear at the age of 21, then have annual exams throughout their lifetime.

From the age of 21, every annual exam includes a review of your medical history and medications, a check of your weight and blood pressure, and a breast and pelvic exam. You may receive additional services such as:

If you are due for your mammogram, we conveniently offer cutting-edge 3-D mammography at our office, the same day as your visit. Three-dimensional mammography offers a better image and more precise detection of breast cancer.  It also reduces the chances of getting a false positive result.

Guidelines for women’s health screenings

The following are general guidelines for women’s health screenings. Your doctor may recommend more frequent screenings if you are at higher risk:

If it’s time for your annual well-woman exam, you can request a new patient appointment online. If you are already an established patient, you can book online through the patient portal. Or you can always call (239) 432-5858 to schedule a consultation with one of Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida’s women’s health-care providers in Fort Myers, Cape Coral or Lehigh Acres.

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