Well Woman Exam Specialist

JAM Wellness Clinics

Family Practice located in Dallas, Houston, Arlington, Pasadena, & Fresno, TX

A well-woman exam is an essential component of primary care. It presents an opportunity to ask questions, discuss unusual symptoms, and receive routine preventive screenings. At JAM Wellness Clinics, the team of family practice physicians offers well-woman exams to teens and adults. To make an appointment, call the nearest office in Dallas, Houston, Fresno, Pasadena, or Arlington, Texas, or click the online booking feature today.

Well Woman Exam Q & A

What is a well-woman exam?

A well-woman exam is a routine checkup that assesses your physical, mental, and reproductive health. No two well-woman exams are exactly alike. Your provider tailors the appointment depending on several factors, including your age, medical history, and lifestyle.

At JAM Wellness Clinics, the team recommends all women undergo a well-woman exam yearly to maintain their health.

What does a well-woman exam involve?

At JAM Wellness Clinics, the team tailors well-woman exams to an individual’s needs. Typically, that includes:

Physical exam

During a physical exam, your provider assesses your general health. They check your weight, blood pressure, and vitals, palpate your organs, test your reflexes, and check your ears, eyes, nose, and throat.

Pap test

A Pap test diagnoses cervical cancer. During a Pap test, your JAM Wellness Clinics provider collects a sample of cells from your cervix. They send your sample to a laboratory that analyzes it for the presence of precancerous or cancerous cells.

Breast exam

During a breast exam, your provider assesses your breasts and checks for lumps or other abnormalities. If necessary, they can refer you for a mammogram.

STD testing

If you’re sexually active with more than one partner, your provider might recommend testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). If you test positive, they can prescribe medication to encourage healing or to manage the condition and prevent you from spreading the disease to others.

Family planning

The team at JAM Wellness Clinics offers several types of birth control, including oral contraceptives, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and patches. Following an exam and a review of your health history, your provider can recommend a contraceptive that aligns with your lifestyle and needs.

What symptoms can benefit from a well-woman exam?

At JAM Wellness Clinics, the team uses well-woman exams to diagnose and treat various issues, including:

  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Menopause
  • Chronic urinary tract infections

If you’re experiencing any unusual symptoms or have any questions, write this information down before visiting the office for the first time. That way, you have notes to reference during your consultation.

To learn more about the benefits of a well-woman exam, make an appointment at JAM Wellness Clinics by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature today.

When should I schedule annual physicals?

As the name implies, you should schedule annual physicals every year or more often if your provider recommends it. You can book an appointment with the JAM Wellness Clinics team any time you need a health exam for work or school, when you feel ill, or if you have concerns or questions about your health.

To schedule an annual physical exam, call JAM Wellness Clinics or use the online booking feature today.