Women’s Health Specialist

DFW MDcare

Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Plano, TX

Women have unique health needs at different stages of life that require specialized care. The physicians at DFW MDcare in Plano, Texas, offer comprehensive women’s health services for women of all ages. Whether you need a Pap smear or menopause management, the team at DFW MDcare can help. Call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Women’s Health Q&A

What are common women’s health issues?

While women face many of the health issues faced by all genders, they also need special medical attention to monitor and protect their reproductive health. Some of the common women’s health issues include:

Reproductive health

Reproductive health encompasses several different health needs. For example, some women have irregular, painful, or heavy periods. You might need treatment for conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), uterine fibroids or polyps, or endometriosis. 

Pregnancy and prenatal care

You might also need special attention if you’re planning to become or are already pregnant. Your doctor can help you optimize your health for pregnancy and help you stay healthy as your body changes to accommodate the new life growing inside of you.

Breast cancer

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer to affect women. Screenings are critical to identifying abnormal breast tissue in its earliest stages. Your women’s health provider performs breast exams and provides referrals for mammograms. 

Cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancer

As a woman, you also need to have routine screenings to evaluate your risk of cancer in your reproductive organs. As with most other cancers, the earlier you get a diagnosis and start treatment, the better. 

Menopause

As you age, your estrogen levels decrease, and your ovarian stores deplete. As you approach and reach menopause, you can experience various symptoms that can interfere with your health, vitality, and overall quality of life. 

What is included in women’s health services?

The team at DFW MDcare provide comprehensive women’s health services, including:

  • Well-woman exams
  • Breast exams
  • Pelvic exams
  • Pap smears
  • Prenatal counseling
  • STD testing
  • Menopause management

The physicians combine patient-focused preventive health care with expert diagnostics and treatments to help you stay as healthy as possible. 

How often should I see my women’s health care provider?

You should have a well-women visit at least once a year to check in on your health and have critical health screenings. However, if you have any signs of a women’s health problem such as heavy periods, pelvic pain, or symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, you can make an appointment at any time. 

Call DFW MDcare today or make an appointment online for expert women’s health services.