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Well-Woman Care in Cincinnati, OH

Our board-certified gynecologists (OB-GYN) Drs. Chandra Gravely and Cindy Hansel at Crescent Women’s Medical Group want women in Cincinnati, Blue Ash, and the surrounding communities of Ohio to know the importance of well-woman care.

An annual well-woman exam is the most important step women of all ages can take to protect their health.

Through every stage of life, women require health management, disease detection, prevention, and treatment. The best form of disease prevention for women is the annual well-woman exam because early detection of any potential problems of the reproductive system is vital to maintaining good health and warding off dangerous disease.

The leading causes of death among women are lung, breast, and colorectal cancer, according to statistics posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if women had followed recommendations for preventive care and routine screening for early detection.

Well-woman screenings are essential to early detection of reproductive cancer at an early and treatable stage. Please read all the information offered below about well-woman care and upcoming health insurance changes affecting women’s health care.

Crescent Women’s Medical Group physicians offer expert women’s health care in a sensitive and compassionate environment.

What Is Well-Woman Care?

Well-woman care consists of discussing your general health history, sexual health history, review of medications, contraceptive counseling, menopause counseling, a physical exam and, if indicated, laboratory or other testing.

What Questions Will I Be Asked During The Well-Woman Visit?

Our physician will ask you questions regarding the following aspects of your lifestyle:

  • Menstrual cycles
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Sexual practices
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol consumption

What Happens During The Well-Woman Physical Exam?

Our women’s health specialist performs your exam with our midwife in the room.

The well-woman exam includes the following:

  • Assessment of the skin, heart, lungs, and thyroid
  • Breast exam – to detect changes in skin texture, shape, nipple discharge and lumps
  • Pelvic exam – to check for abnormalities in the labia, vagina, cervix, uterus and ovaries
  • Pap test – to screen for cervical cancer and in some cases the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

What Other Tests Will Be Performed During The Well-Woman Visit?

Depending on your age and lifestyle, determining your specific risk factors, a mammogram or bone density scan may be prescribed and other laboratory tests may be ordered to check your hormone levels, thyroid and other factors that influence your overall health.

Our team of physicians at the Crescent Women’s Medical Group is committed to helping you achieve long-lasting good health using today’s most advanced screenings and techniques. Early detection of reproductive health problems is vital to protecting your health. If you live in Cincinnati, Blue Ash or the surrounding communities of Ohio, contact us to schedule an appointment with our physicians today.