Well Woman Exams

Jersey Women's Care Center

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Fair Lawn, NJ & Jersey City, NJ

As a woman, your health is largely governed by your reproductive system — whether you have children or not. It’s for this reason that women benefit from specialized care, such as that offered at Jersey Women’s Care Center in Jersey City and Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Led by OB/GYNs Dr. Elizabeth Ramirez and Dr. Huiying Hou, the practice offers regular well-woman exams, helping you successfully navigate every stage of your life. To learn more, call or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.

Well Woman Exams Q & A

Why do I need a well-woman exam?

When it comes to your overall well-being, it’s hard to ignore the effect that your reproductive health has. As a woman, your body is designed to reproduce, and there are many systems involved in this endeavor. From uniquely female organs to reproductive hormones that have an appreciable effect on your physical and mental health, women have decidedly different health and wellness issues than their male counterparts.

It’s, for this reason, that entire fields of medicine are devoted to women’s health — namely obstetrics and gynecology. At the core of gynecologic care are regular-well woman exams, during which Drs. Ramirez and Hou monitor your reproductive health, intervening when necessary to prevent small issues from becoming larger problems. As a preventive tool, well-woman exams should be a part of every woman’s health regimen.

What happens during a well-woman exam?

When you first come into Jersey Women’s Care Center, one of the staff records your vital statistics, which are valuable for tracking your health year after year. Once this information is recorded, one of the gynecologists sits down with you to review your health and any concerns you may have. This information will guide your doctor during your pelvic exam, so be sure to bring up any issue, no matter how small it may seem.

It’s during this time that you can also discuss planning and protection needs with your doctor, such as birth control, sexual health and protection, and pregnancy preparation. Both Dr. Hou and Dr. Ramirez take their time with each of their patients to ensure that all questions are answered and each need is met.

Next up is your breast and pelvic exam, which allows your doctor to take a closer look at your reproductive organs. She may also take a swab of your cervix for a Pap test if you’re due.

How often should I have a well-woman exam?

Most women should have a well-woman exam once a year. That is why a well-woman exam used to be referred to as an annual. If you have a health issue that your doctor wants to monitor more closely, she may ask you to return more often. As well, if anything comes up between visits that you’re unsure about, the OB/GYNs at Jersey Women’s Care Center are always available.

To stay one step ahead of health concerns, call to schedule your well-woman exam or use the online form to request an appointment.