A well-woman exam, which involves screening for chronic diseases, is an essential part of every woman’s medical care. At John H. Kirk, MD, with locations in Napa, St. Helena, and Hidden Valley Lake, California, you can get comprehensive well-woman exams in a caring and compassionate environment. Dr. John Kirk III uses the latest diagnostic tools and tests to evaluate your overall health. You can book your well-woman exam online or call one of the offices directly.
The well-woman exam is the time to get answers to all health questions and get a thorough analysis of your well-being. Depending on your overall health, family medical history, and any current concerns, your well-woman exam may include:
Dr. Kirk might also suggest an ultrasound as part of the well-woman exam. Dr. Kirk has outstanding skills using ultrasound diagnosis for pelvic pain, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, and early pregnancy concerns and challenges.
Generally, well-woman exams are done annually, but the patient may need to see Dr. Kirk in between routine visits if they:
Well-woman exams are an important part of preventive care and can help Dr. Kirk minimize the chances of getting breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, and colon cancer.
It’s helpful to make a few considerations and preparations before the well-woman exam, including:
Women should also try to avoid scheduling a Pap smear during their menstrual period. While you can certainly have a Pap smear during your period, sometimes the results won’t be accurate.
If a recent Pap smear test showed abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix, the team at John H. Kirk, MD, offers gentle, compassionate evaluation and treatment. They offer full-service follow-ups, including colonoscopies, LEEP (Loop Electrical Excision Procedures), cold knife cone biopsies, and where appropriate, cryotherapy to ensure they’re taking a proactive approach to patients’ health. All of these services are offered in the office, but can also be done in the hospital if you desire.
Schedule a well-woman exam at John H. Kirk, MD by calling or clicking the online booking feature.