Francisco Anguiano, MD, and his qualified medical team provide well-woman exams at their office in Chula Vista, California. Well-woman exams are an integral part of a woman's preventive care, helping Dr. Anguiano and his staff to detect certain diseases and abnormalities, as well as discuss your contraception options, conduct a Pap smear, and do a breast exam to check for early signs of cancers or pre-cancers. Dr. Anguiano and all members of his medical team are truly dedicated to your health and wellness through all stages of life. Call or book online to visit the office today.
A well-woman exam is an important part of every woman’s preventive care. You should have one of these exams each year. Dr. Anguiano and his medical team go over most aspects of female reproductive health to make sure you’re in good health and to manage and monitor any health complications or concerns you might have. If you have an underlying health condition, you likely need more frequent well-woman checkups.
The exam involves numerous tests and a detailed discussion with Dr. Anguiano or a member of his medical team. This is your chance to talk about your health and any new developments or concerns, and update your medical history.
You have a physical exam and a pelvic exam to detect any early signs of abnormal cells and chronic disease. You can also discuss your contraception options.
The comprehensive discussion and physical exam usually come first, where your practitioner evaluates your:
During your pelvic and breast exam, your practitioner checks your breasts and outer sexual organs for abnormalities. The pelvic exam involves the insertion of a speculum; a medical instrument used to allow your practitioner to view your cervix, specifically to check for cervical cancer.
You might also have a Pap smear, where your practitioner scrapes your cervix using a special tool to test a small sample of your cells for abnormalities and sexually transmitted diseases.
Regular mammograms are recommended for women over 40. Sometimes, bone density scans are also recommended to detect weakening bones and osteoporosis.
A primary benefit of a well-woman exam is that it involves advanced, effective screenings and tests that can detect diseases early on, when they’re usually more treatable.
Since some sexually transmitted diseases don’t show any symptoms, they can go undetected for a long time. An annual well-woman is an excellent way for Dr. Anguiano and his staff to keep up to date with your healthcare and detect these signs.
The medical team also monitors your birth control and how well it’s working for you.
Many women appreciate the chance to discuss intimate female health concerns they have with a provider they’re familiar with who has extensive experience in female healthcare and complications specific to women. If you’re due for an annual well-woman exam, call or click to book an appointment with Dr. Anguiano or a member of his team.