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Women's Health Care in Myrtle Beach, SC

Women's Health Services

Every person's body is unique and comes with its own set of needs and potential health risks. For women, some of these needs require specialized care to maintain good health and prevent any potential illnesses.

At Family Medicine of SayeBrook, we recognize the unique health challenges women face and offer specialized services that cater specifically to women's health. These include well-woman exams and health screenings that are crucial for detecting issues early and managing any conditions effectively, especially as they relate to breast and cervical cancer.

Pap smear tests and annual wellness exams are not just routine procedures; they're preventative measures. These health screenings can catch potential issues early when they're most treatable, and give you peace of mind about your health. They're a proactive step towards ensuring a healthy future and receiving personalized medical attention from our knowledgeable and compassionate team.

At Family Medicine of SayeBrook, not only do we offer these services, but we're also committed to ensuring they're accessible and delivered in a supportive, empathetic environment. We understand that healthcare can often feel complex and intimidating, and we strive to make it simplified and approachable.

So whether you're due for your annual physical check-up or have a specific health concern, look no further than Family Medicine of SayeBrook in Myrtle Beach, SC. We have the expertise, resources, and dedication to providing exceptional primary care specifically tailored to women's health needs.


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Services Offered at Family Medicine of SayeBrook

Annual Well-Woman Exams & Health Screenings

A well-woman exam is an annual preventive check-up that reviews a woman's overall health. These comprehensive exams typically begin around the age of 21, though they can be conducted earlier. Well-woman exams provide an excellent opportunity to discuss personal health concerns and learn about the preventive steps needed for lifelong health.

A key part of the well-woman exam is a pelvic exam, which involves a physical examination of the internal and external pelvic organs. This helps in identifying any potential issues such as ovarian cysts, sexually transmitted infections, or early signs of gynecological cancers. As part of this, a pap smear is often performed.

A pap smear is a screening for cervical cancer. During this procedure, cells from the cervix are gently scraped away and then examined for abnormal growth. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that women begin having Pap smears at age 21, and then every three years thereafter.

A breast exam is also an integral part of the well-woman exam. During this part of the appointment, your doctor will check both breasts and the underarm areas for lumps or other changes that could be indicative of breast cancer. Women should also perform self-examinations regularly and report any abnormalities immediately.

It's important to note that the frequency and components of your well-woman exam may vary based on age, health history, and individual risk factors. Always consult with your Family Medicine of SayeBrook doctor for the most personalized recommendations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it important for women to have regular health screenings?

Regular health screenings are essential for women's overall health and well-being. Women's physical exam exams can detect potential issues at an early stage when they're most treatable, leading to better outcomes and improved overall health. By being proactive about prevention and detection, women can also reduce their risk of developing serious illnesses like breast or cervical cancer.

What conditions are women more susceptible to?

Women are more prone to certain health conditions, such as breast and cervical cancer, osteoporosis, and autoimmune diseases. They also have unique health needs that require specialized care, such as reproductive health and menopause management. Regular health screenings can help identify these conditions early on and prevent them from becoming serious.

Which insurance plans do you accept?

We accept a number of insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Medicare, and more. For a full list of accepted insurances, please visit our Insurance page. If you do not see your insurance listed or are unsure if we accept your plan, please call the number on your insurance card for verification.

How can I schedule a physical near me?

Getting started with Family Medicine of SayeBrook is easy! You can request an appointment by filling out our easy-to-use online form, or give our office a call at (843) 293-8850. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help schedule your first visit with one of our experienced family medicine doctors. We look forward to seeing you!

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