Women have unique health care challenges and are at a higher risk for certain diseases than men. About 38% of women suffer from at least one chronic disease. Many diseases can be prevented with early detection and care. AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Atlanta located in Atlanta, Georgia, provides women’s health and wellness services, including walk-in and same day appointment availability. Give the office a call or use our online booking tool to schedule an appointment.
Women’s health focuses on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and conditions that affect the physical and emotional well-being of a woman. Women’s health encompasses a wide range of specialties and focus areas, including:
Issues relating to pregnancy, female reproductive organs, contraception, and menopause are unique to women’s health. Women should have mammograms to screen for breast cancer, PAP smears to screen for cervical cancer and HPV, and bone density screenings at regular intervals for early detection and treatment of problems.
In addition to unique health concerns, women also have many of the same health problems as men — but they experience them differently. While both men and women can experience a heart attack, women are more likely to die after a heart attack than men.
Both men and women can get sexually transmitted diseases, but the symptoms and side effects are often more severe in women. Other health problems that affect women more often than men include depression, anxiety, osteoarthritis, and urinary tract problems.
AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Atlanta offers comprehensive women’s care including PAP smears, HPV testing, breast cancer screening and same day STD testing.
PAP smears to test for cervical cancer and HPV is recommended every three years. If cervical cancer is detected early, it is often curable. AllCare doctors may recommend more frequent testing if you test positive for HPV.
Routine mammograms are currently recommended annually for women over the age of 45, although more evidence is emerging to support getting a mammogram every other year for women over the age of 55.
Family care providers can manage and advise women on several types of contraception. AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Atlanta doctors can prescribe birth control pills and Nuvaring for women. A referral to a gynecologist is made if you choose an IUD or implantable medication for birth control.
AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Atlanta doctors provide comprehensive women’s health and wellness care and are accepting new patients. Walk-in appointments are available six days a week, or you can reduce your time in the waiting room by using our online booking tool or by calling the office to schedule an appointment.