Women’s wellness caters to the unique health care needs of women and is an important component of disease prevention. At the office of internal medicine physician Suneetha Maddineni, MD, in Mountain View, California, she and her experienced medical team offer annual women’s wellness exams, including Pap smears and other screening tests, to keep you healthy or treat medical issues before they become serious. Call Suneetha Maddineni, MD, to schedule an exam today, or book an appointment online.
Women’s wellness exams focus on medical issues unique to women, such as:
Fortunately, with early detection, most women’s health problems are highly treatable.
When you arrive at a women’s wellness exam at Suneetha Maddineni, MD, the friendly medical staff can help prepare for your appointment. Your provider checks your weight and vital signs, reviews your medical history, and completes a head-to-toe examination.
Your exam may include breast cancer screening and cervical cancer screening with a Pap smear. During your Pap test, Dr. Maddineni inserts a speculum into your vagina to retrieve a sample of cervical cells. She sends them to a lab, where cervical cancer screening takes place.
Dr. Maddineni answers questions you might have about your health. She may order lab tests, imaging tests, or bone scans to make a diagnosis if you have symptoms of a health problem. If you’re interested in temporary or permanent birth control, Dr. Maddineni reviews options with you.
If you’re in good health, you probably won’t require treatment during your women’s wellness exam. Dr. Maddineni lets you know the results of a Pap test or blood tests when she receives them. If you require treatment for a gynecological or chronic health condition, she recommends one that’s most appropriate for you.
You might require medications for a sexually transmitted disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a urinary tract infection, or a thyroid disorder. Hormone replacement therapy can help reduce unpleasant symptoms of menopause. Dr. Maddineni might refer you to a specialist if you require minimally invasive surgery for a gynecological problem or have signs of cervical or breast cancer.
Dr. Maddineni lets you know how often to schedule a women’s wellness exam based on your age, health, and medical history. Scheduling a wellness checkup every year is a good rule of thumb. Call Suneetha Maddineni, MD, to book your next wellness exam today, or schedule a visit online.