Women deserve convenient, effective care that targets their unique needs and health goals. At Tru-Health Urgent Care in Glenn Dale, Maryland, Nelley Acheampong-Buadu, NP, Melissa Ramsey, FNP, and the team provide comprehensive women’s health care with on-site testing that allows women to meet with experienced practitioners and get the services they need under one roof. Call the urgent care clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Women’s health is a branch of medicine that focuses on the unique health concerns females face. Many health issues exclusively or primarily affect women. With a team of women’s health care professionals, Tru-Health Urgent Care can help adolescents, teens, and adults navigate the physical, mental, and emotional changes they may experience with age.
Tru-Health Urgent Care provides comprehensive care for women that typically includes:
During a pelvic exam, the team examines your pelvis, vagina, vulva, cervix, uterus, ovaries, and rectum. The team checks for signs of abnormal lesions, growths, and swelling to monitor your feminine health.
The team may perform a Pap smear during your pelvic exam. This test collects cervical cell samples to identify early signs of cervical cancer.
Birth control, or contraception, prevents pregnancy. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to pregnancy prevention. The team at Tru-Health Urgent Care can guide you through your options and help you choose oral birth control pills, an intrauterine device (IUD), a vaginal ring, or another form of contraception.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) can develop in any part of the urinary tract, including your kidneys, bladder, and urethra. Since women have shorter urethras than men, they’re more likely to experience these infections.
A breast exam is a manual screening to check for abnormal tissue, lesions, or lumps in your breasts. If you have a problem that warrants further investigation, the team may order a mammogram (an X-ray for breast tissue).
Women experience many physical and emotional changes that men frequently don’t, such as:
Women are also more vulnerable to sexually transmitted disease (STD) complications and osteoporosis (fragile bones) than men.
The type and frequency of your gynecological care change as you age. The team typically recommends that all women over age 21 visit for a women’s health exam once a year. However, some women may benefit from more or less frequent screenings.
Call Tru-Health Urgent Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about women’s health.