Even when women aren’t experiencing any problems, scheduling regular well woman visits is still important to maintain health and screen for hidden issues. The experienced medical staff at Capital Women's Care offer well woman care to women of all ages in and around the Frederick, Mount Airy & Urbana, Maryland area.
Well woman care is a preventative service designed to help women stay healthy throughout their lives. Well woman care seeks to evaluate the patient’s current physical and mental health, look for signs of any undiagnosed health conditions, and provide the patient with information she can use to improve her health in the future. Doctors may also prescribe birth control during a well woman visit.
During a well woman visit, the staff at Capital Women's Care begins by taking the patient’s vitals. The doctor performs a full examination during this visit, usually checking the patient’s breasts, vagina, ovaries, cervix, and uterus. The doctor also asks the patient to describe any health-related concerns or complaints. In addition, the doctor performs various screening tests, such as a pap smear, to check for common diseases.
Well woman care helps patients prevent serious health problems by providing them with the education and support they need to stay healthy at every age. During well woman visits, doctors may also discover the early signs of a problem the patient hasn’t noticed yet, such as abnormal cells on the cervix. Early discovery of these conditions allows the doctor to provide prompt treatment before the condition becomes more serious. In addition, well woman visits provide patients with an opportunity to ask questions or address problems they have had at home.
If a doctor finds a problem during a well woman visit, more testing may be necessary. For example, if the pap smear shows abnormal cells, the doctor may order a biopsy to look for precancerous or cancerous tissue. Depending on the results of these tests, the doctor may refer the patient to a specialist or recommend a specific treatment.
In general, patients should schedule well woman visits at Capital Women's Care once each year. Well woman visits should begin when the patient becomes sexually active or reaches the age of 21.
We participate with most local and many national insurance plans. However it is your responsibility to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see, or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Not all providers participate with all insurance plans. We do not accept Medicaid. Don't hesitate to call if you have questions.
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