Need a check-up? Time for a mammogram? Wondering why you don’t have the energy you once had?
It’s important for women to get annual physicals. An annual check-up includes a complete physical exam and allows your provider time to discuss lifestyle habits, order crucial screening tests and review or update immunizations. This is the chance for you and your provider to set a baseline for your overall health and notice when and if changes happen.
Physical exams vary depending on a provider’s clinical approach, but may include:
- Breast exam
- Extremities exam
- Family history review
- Head and neck exam
- Heart exam
- Lung exam
- Neurological exam
- Overall appearance review
- Blood tests (anemia, kidney or liver disease, diabetes, high cholesterol)
- Vital signs assessment (blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, respiration rate)
Age-appropriate screening tests like colonoscopies and mammograms may also be ordered.
Catholic Medical Center provides comprehensive primary care services for women during all stages of life. You can feel secure knowing that you’re connected to the entire CMC family of expert providers and specialists. We’re close. And we’re ready to care for you.