Women’s Wellness Exams
Our women’s wellness exams are performed by Nurse Practitioner Jan Abington, a clinical professional with 25 years of experience giving clients the best care possible who has dedicated her career to provide women’s health for the last 20 years. In addition to an annual visit to the doctor, women should have an annual well woman exam, especially before or after a pregnancy, at the onset of menopausal or perimenopausal symptoms, and any time there is a disruption to normal monthly cycling.
We all have busy lives, but it is important for women to make time to have a comprehensive well woman exam. Since this exam can be your first line of defence against preventable diseases such as breast and other cancers, El Con Health and Wellness Center recommends coming in once annually for such an exam, and any time you notice changes in your normal cycle. We provide a comfortable, positive, and non-intimidating environment for you to have your exam, and are open on Saturdays!
Your women’s wellness exam will include:
A general physical exam (including breast exam, pelvic exam, and pap smear if due)
- Update of life and work situation
- Update of family health history (any new serious illnesses in your family?)
- Review of your health history
- Update of current medications, herbs, and supplements (bring list)
- Need for medication refills
Evaluation of need for further health screening tests based on age and personal and family history (such as mammogram, test for sexually transmitted diseases, and colon cancer screening)”