Annual wellness is all about preventive healthcare and patients’ well being
Our San Antonio OBGYNs want our patients to understand why annual wellness is so important for health and wellness. From the teen years through the perimenopausal years and beyond, our caring healthcare team is here to provide preventive care and screenings to keep you healthy and detect problems early, when they are most treatable. Women’s health is our focus and our passion. At Legacy Women’s Health, we care about the whole person, not just their reproductive health.
Annual wellness visits provide our physicians with critical information about patients
Our physicians need to see you every year for a wellness checkup. This is an important appointment that can help prevent and detect potential health issues. During an annual exam, our team discusses several important issues with patients.
- Health screenings
- Blood pressure
- Heart health
- Diabetes and other chronic health conditions
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Lifestyle choices
- Mental health
Your mental and social health is also important to our team
Mental health and lifestyle affect patients’ physical health. Our San Antonio OBGYNs discuss these things as part of annual wellness care. They might ask patients about relationships and whether they are safe and healthy. Questions about alcohol and drug use help our team determine if there are issues that need to be addressed. Finally, our physicians ask patients about their mental health, discussing issues like depression and anxiety. We care about every aspect of women’s health.
Preventive screenings help our team detect problems that need treatment
Health screenings are a vital component of women’s healthcare. From cervical and breast cancer to osteoporosis, screenings help detect problems when they are in their earliest, most treatable stages. These tests can save lives. Here are some of the tests we recommend.
- Mammograms starting at age 40 for most women
- Pap tests — recommendations vary depending on age and risk factors
- Bone density testing
- BRCA genetic screening
Contraception and family planning are part of wellness care
There are so many contraceptive options. Our physicians discuss the various types of birth control that are available, as well as the patient’s needs, to help determine which method is best for the woman at this time in her life. Options include barrier and hormonal methods, long-acting reversible methods, and permanent birth control. Every woman can find a contraceptive method to suit her, with our team’s help.
Women of every age need to see us for yearly preventive exams
From adolescence to the senior years, every woman benefits from annual wellness. A yearly visit to our San Antonio OBGYNs makes patients feel more comfortable with OBGYN care, helps prevent future problems, and provides physician and patient with an opportunity to discuss anything that concerns them. Contact us for an appointment.