WELL WOMAN CARE
Annual exams provide valuable screening, immunization, counseling and early detection services, and are a key component in the maintenance of your physical and gynecological health. At OBGYN on the Park, with convenient office locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY, our well-respected team of board certified Obstetricians/Gynecologists will take the time to address all of your questions and concerns with informative discussions that reflect your personal values and medical history. We are able to offer uniquely flexible scheduling options to ensure that your healthcare needs are efficiently fulfilled in a comfortable, welcoming environment.
Although it may be tempting to put off your annual gynecological exam when you feel strong and healthy, it is unwise to do so because these assessments are vital tools to prevent and/or detect potential health issues, and to curb any problems before they become a threat to your well-being.
Preventive care exams provide an opportunity to screen for cancer and other problems that may otherwise be undetectable, and can include some or all of the following elements (depending on age, risk factors and health issues):
- Consultation with your clinician about any health concerns or questions
- Pelvic examination
- Pap smear
- Clinical breast exam (CBE)
- Cholesterol test
- Blood pressure
- Screening for cancer
- Screening for thyroid disease
- Bone density screening
- Cardiac screening
- Basic skin cancer screening
BREAST CANCER SCREENING
During your annual exam, your OBGYN on the Park treatment provider will discuss your breast cancer screening options, taking into consideration your age and breast cancer risk factors. Breast cancer screening tests typically include:
Mammogram: regarded as the best screening tool for breast cancer, mammograms utilize x-rays to create an image of the breast, and are able to detect breast cancer in the earliest stages, when the survival rates are highest
Clinical Breast Exam (CBE): performed during the course of a routine medical exam, and involves the examination of the breasts and underarms in order to discern the presence of any lumps or changes
Mammography performed in conjunction with a CBE has been shown to be more effective than a mammogram alone as a means of detecting breast cancer in women over 40.
OBGYN on the Park
At OBGYN on the Park, we take pride in providing a superior level of patient care and clinical expertise in a compassionate and comfortable environment. Our exceptional staff members are experts in the field of Obstetrics/Gynecology and all our physician are faculty members at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. As a patient at OBGYN on the Park, you will experience an unparalleled level of attentiveness and responsiveness—we will always make time to thoroughly address every question and concern you might have, and will work tirelessly to ensure that your experience is a positive one.
Our multidisciplinary approach involves cooperative collaboration with your primary care physician and a network of highly esteemed specialists (when necessary) in order to create a customized treatment plan that meets your unique obstetric/gynecological concerns. If you would like additional information about any of our Well Women Services, please contact OBGYN on the Park today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial appointment with one of our board certified physicians.