The annual women’s health exam is often something women don’t look forward to, however, it is an essential component to living a long and healthy life. Through annual exams, women can find the answers to all of their health concerns and find a safe place to talk about sensitive and personal topics. In addition, yearly health exams help prevent health complications and offer advice on reproductive health.
The Herrmann Practice has helped women in the Belleville area with all of their women’s health needs for over 40 years. Our caring and professional staff members are here to help answer questions, contraception, and all other needs with our convenient appointments both in-office and with our NEW telehealth platform and virtual appointments. Schedule your annual exam today!
Why Is Your Annual Exam Important?
It is not at all uncommon for girls to start experiencing embarrassment about changes after puberty. Many preteens and teens have difficulty opening up about such topics with parents and other adults. An initial visit with an Ob-Gyn may only be a talk with the women’s healthcare provider with no exam, however, if a young woman has become sexually active, contraception and STI testing is important.
Starting at the ages of 13 to 15 years old, women should begin having routine preventative annual health exams. It is important to promote a healthy lifestyle through these exams at an early age to prevent any future health complications, provide contraception, and in some cases, test for STDs.
Overall, there are a number of reasons to see your Ob-Gyn for an annual exam to promote your health, including:
- Preventive healthcare
- Issues with menstrual cycle
- Weight loss program
- Blood pressure screening
- Vaccinations update
- Sexually transmitted infections screening
- Breast exam for lumps
- Genetic screening for family history of breast and ovarian cancer
- Colon cancer screening
- Cervical cancer screening
The friendly staff at The Herrmann Practice is ready to help you establish a regular woman’s health routine. Schedule an exam today and start on the path to a healthy lifestyle.
Birth control isn’t one-size-fits-all, so we don’t prescribe it that way! At The Herrmann Practice, we help women find the contraception option that best fits their lifestyle and health needs. We offer a wide variety of popular birth control methods, including:
- “The Pill”
- Depo Provera
- And More!
Book an appointment to speak with our women’s healthcare professionals about contraception today! In many cases, we can utilize our NEW virtual appointment platform to help our patients get the right type of contraception to fit their lifestyle.
Maintaining an honest relationship with your women’s healthcare provider is essential to maintaining your overall health. Our friendly and caring staff members have experience talking about those sensitive topics and offer help with any answers to questions about sex. In addition, we provide STD/STI testing to help identify and treat issues, like:
- Genital herpes.
- Genital warts or human papillomavirus (HPV).
- Hepatitis B.
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS.
- And More!
Visiting your women’s health professional for your yearly exam may seem like a chore, but it is one of the most important actions you can take to ensure your long-term health and wellness. At The Herrmann Practice, we take your health seriously by providing annual wellness exams with little to no wait time and easy scheduling to make life easier. No matter your stage of life, regular visits with our staff will help to ensure you’re living a healthy life whether you’re in our office or virtual.
Protect your health by scheduling your annual exam today!