Woman's Health Services in Charleston, WV

Woman's Health

If you would like to have most of your health care in one location, consider Holistic, we provide comprehensive women’s health services, including gynecologic exams, important screenings, and weight management. Call the office to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

Holistic emphasizes how crucial regular health screenings are, … especially for older adults. Getting the right screening test at the right time can detect disease before symptoms appear, allowing for easier treatment options and better prognosis.

Often caring for multiple generations of families, Holistic is dedicated to the wellness and longevity of each patient, providing information needed to make healthy lifestyle choices and health care decisions for all members of the family.

What are the main health conditions that affect women?

Certain illnesses and diseases affect women exclusively or differently than they do for a man. For instance, under age 50, women have more fatal heart attacks than men do. Other conditions that uniquely affect women are:

  • Heart disease, Pregnancy, Gynecologic health, Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Ovarian cancer, Osteoporosis, Weight issues, Colon, and rectal cancer. 

The nurse practitioners at Holistic are specifically trained to care for the issues that face women.

What services are included in a well-woman exam?

In addition to a thorough gynecological exam, we offer comprehensive screening tests to monitor blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, breast and colon cancers, and osteoporosis. Most of these services are considered routine, though a few may only be offered if your nurse practitioner thinks you need them, including:

  • Pelvic exam, Pap smears, Routine lab testing, Hormone optimization, and Weight management.

At your well-woman exam, your providers also pay special attention to polycystic ovarian syndrome, abnormal bleeding, painful periods, and other problems that affect women.

What is a Pap smear?

A Pap smear is an essential test to screen for cervical cancer. Like most screening tests, the nurse practitioners use the Pap smear to detect cervical cancer before there are any symptoms.

To perform the test, your provider opens your vagina with a speculum and swabs your cervix to collect mucus and cells. She sends the sample to the lab to check for abnormalities. The procedure is quick and well tolerated by most women.

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