Well Woman Exams
Well woman exams are an annual (or in some cases, biannual) review of a woman’s reproductive health.
What is a well woman exam?
Well woman exams are an annual (or in some cases, biannual) review of a woman’s reproductive health. At our office in Tarzana, Dr. Taaly Silberstein utilizes blood tests, mammograms, Pap smears, immunizations and examinations of the breast and pelvic area. Dr. Silberstein might also recommend counseling or educational resources that can help with and encourage healthy lifestyle changes.
Why are well woman examinations important?
Similar to other annual check-ups, well woman care allows you and your doctor the opportunity to detect issues before they become a bigger problems, as well as the chance to discuss your health and lifestyle habits. If you have any questions or concerns about your body or your reproductive health, Dr. Silberstein is here to address them. A strong doctor-patient relationship is essential for receiving the best possible care, so if you’re looking for an OB/GYN in the greater Los Angeles area, Dr. Silberstein is now accepting new patients.
Should I schedule an exam?
Well woman exams are useful for all women, from their teenage years to 65 years old and up. Younger women who are sexually active and use birth control should have their health monitored annually. During the reproductive years, a well woman exam will focus on obstetric care. Women who are postmenopausal can benefit from symptom management or care for conditions like osteoporosis. Finally, regardless of age, if you have a chronic medical condition, this exam can help with the prevention of health complications and can also detect problems before they become more serious.