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Women's Health Specialist

Elevate Health Group -  - Primary Care Physician

Elevate Health Group

Primary Care Physicians & Internists located in Glendale, CA

Women’s health needs are special and require compassionate, competent care. At Elevate Health Group in Glendale, Burbank, and La Canada, California, Narbeh Tovmassian, MD, FACP, and Garen Derhartunian, MD, FACP, provide the top-quality women’s health and wellness services that you need to stay healthy and feeling your best. If you’re due for a well-woman exam or have questions about issues like urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, mood swings, or sexual wellness, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Women's Health Q & A

What are women’s health and wellness concerns?

Women and men share a lot of health concerns, but women have unique needs. In addition to those surrounding pregnancy and menopause, women are also more likely to die following a heart attack than men. They are also more vulnerable to depression and anxiety. 

The team at Elevate Health Group often treats women’s health and wellness concerns like:

  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Sexual health
  • Pregnancy
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Menopause
  • Urinary tract infections 
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Vaginal dryness and discomfort
  • Hormonal imbalances

Women are affected by osteoarthritis more frequently than men and are more likely to suffer urinary tract problems. STDs also often have a more profound effect on a woman’s health compared to a man’s.

What women’s health and wellness services are offered?

Women have unique health concerns that require special screenings and understanding. The women’s health and wellness services offered at Elevate Health Group include:

  • Preventive care through wellness exams
  • Birth control
  • Screening for STDs
  • Bone density screenings

Don’t hesitate to raise your personal health issues with the team at Elevate Health Group. They’re skilled in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide variety of women’s health and wellness concerns.

What is a well-woman exam?

Well-woman exams are an essential preventive care tool. These annual visits provide you with the screenings you need to stay healthy and detect any possible problems.

A well-woman exam typically includes a pelvic exam, clinical breast exam, and blood or urine tests to evaluate your health. You typically begin these tests around the age of 13-15. The early exams don’t usually include a pelvic exam, but give you a chance to form a relationship with a trusted provider.

What happens during well-woman exams?

Your well-woman exam starts with basic information gathering, such as changes in your health history, your blood pressure, and weight. You’ll discuss any symptoms or concerns you have. These include symptoms of menopause, fertility questions, or concerns about STDs.  

Your doctor conducts a pelvic exam to examine your internal and external vaginal tissue and your cervix to look for any visible abnormalities. At some well-woman exams, you’ll undergo a Pap smear to check for signs of abnormal cervical cells that could be a precursor to cancer.

You’ll also receive a breast exam during which the doctor gently examines your breast tissue for any irregularities.

Trust the providers at Elevate Health Group when it comes to your women’s health and wellness concerns. Call for an appointment or schedule online today.