Why are annual well woman visits so important? They’re a great time to discuss birth control, pregnancy, mental health issues, diet, exercise and more. Regular visits also improve early detection and treatment of potentially serious, even life- threatening issues.
Under the Affordable Care Act, most preventive care – such as mammograms, cervical cancer screenings and prenatal care – is available with no out-of- pocket expense.
Osteoporosis and low bone mass affect millions of Americans – mostly women – each year, putting them at an increased risk for fractures, particularly of the hip and spine. If you feel you may be at risk for osteoporosis, contact us for bone density testing. Risk factors include:
- Female gender and age
- Fair skin (Caucasian or Asian)
- Small bone structure
- Low body weight
- Early menopause, either natural or due to an operation
- Family history of osteoporosis