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Women's Health services offered in San Antonio, TX

If you’re like many women, you probably place your own health needs at the end of a seemingly endless to-do list. Women’s health care is important, and it’s among the services provided by Michael Maloy, MD, of Sigma Primary Care in San Antonio, Texas. If you’re overdue for a well-woman exam, call or book an appointment online today. 

Women's Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

Women have a specific set of health needs, in addition to the general health issues that both women and men face. Many of those issues revolve around their reproductive health. 

Some of the issues that are covered in women’s health visits include:

  • Breast cancer screening
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention, screening, and treatment
  • Fertility planning
  • Birth control
  • Menopause care, including hormone replacement therapy
  • Urinary health, including urinary tract infections and incontinence

These are just some examples of women’s health issues you might discuss during your visit. 

What happens during a well-woman exam?

A well-woman exam is an opportunity to receive women’s health services. Some parents bring their daughters in for their first well-woman exam during their teenage years, while others wait until their early 20s. 

The initial part of a well-woman exam involves gathering some basic data on your height, weight, blood pressure, and other vital signs. This information is added to your personal medical record, which is a living document that tracks your health over time. 

You also have time to speak with your doctor about any changes you’ve noticed or questions you have. No topic is off-limits, and you should view this as an opportunity to focus on your own needs and health goals. 

How often do I need to come in for well-woman exams?

Most women benefit from coming in for an annual well-woman exam. 

If you’re experiencing a gynecologic issue, you may need to come in more frequently until the matter is resolved. Of course, if you encounter a women’s health issue in between your well-woman appointments, you can always come in for an acute care or even urgent care visit. 

Telehealth visits are also an option. This can be a great fit if you’ve been working with your doctor on a specific issue and simply need some guidance or a medication change. 

When you’re ready to book your next well-woman exam, call the office to schedule a visit or book one online today.