Women’s Health Services

Women have unique healthcare needs that require specialized attention and care. Whether you’re seeking preventive care, screenings, treatment, or simply looking for a trusted partner in your healthcare journey, our team is here to support you every step. At Foresight Care and Aesthetics, we consider not only the physical aspects of wellness but also the emotional and psychological well-being of our patients.

Women’s Health Services in Navarre, FL

The Purpose of Women’s Healthcare

Women’s bodies undergo unique changes and challenges throughout their lives. From adolescence to pregnancy, menopause, and beyond, women experience distinct physiological and hormonal shifts that require specialized medical attention. One of the key benefits of specialized women’s healthcare is early detection and prevention. Many conditions that affect women’s health, such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, and osteoporosis, can be successfully managed or even prevented with regular screenings and appropriate medical care.

How Often Should Women See a Primary Care Doctor?

For most women, it is recommended to see a primary care doctor at least once a year for an annual physical examination. These annual visits provide an opportunity to assess your overall health, address concerns, and establish a personalized healthcare plan. However, we recognize that individual healthcare needs can vary. 

Dr. Sharon and our healthcare team work closely with each patient to schedule a preferred visit based on various factors. This includes acute illnesses, specific health concerns, the doctor’s diagnosis or findings, and ongoing or chronic conditions that may require closer monitoring. 

Age-Specific Recommendations for Screenings and Exams

  • Cervical Health: For optimal cervical health, women should have a Pap Smear and HPV test every 3 years starting at age 21. The frequency and guidelines may change based on age, diagnosis, or risk factors.
  • Breast Health: The American Cancer Society provides guidelines for mammograms:
    • Women between 40 and 44 have the option to start screening with a mammogram every year.
    • Women between 45 and 54 should get mammograms every year.
    • Women aged 55 and older can switch to a mammogram every other year or continue with yearly mammograms.
  • Colon Health: If you’re age 45 or older and at average risk of colon cancer, you should receive a colonoscopy every 10 years. However, if you have other risk factors, we may recommend a screening schedule that is more frequent.

What Does a Typical Appointment Look Like?

A typical women’s healthcare appointment is designed to address your specific concerns while ensuring your comfort and well-being. During your appointment, we will conduct a comprehensive health assessment. This typically includes:

  • Vital Signs: Weighing you and checking your blood pressure and pulse are routine components of every appointment. These measurements provide valuable insights into your overall health.
  • Health Discussion: Dr. Sharon will discuss your current health concerns and may inquire about vaccinations if they are appropriate for your age and medical history. Additionally, a thorough exploration of your family history will help identify any potential risk factors that may trigger additional screenings.
  • Examinations: Depending on your health needs and concerns, Dr. Sharon may perform exams that are relevant to your unique situation. During these examinations, patient comfort is a top priority. For examinations involving vaginal, breast, or colon health, a female member of our skilled healthcare team will be present to ensure your comfort and peace of mind.

Women’s Health Services Offered at Foresight Care and Aesthetics

At Foresight Care and Aesthetics, we provide comprehensive health services designed to address a wide range of healthcare needs. Women’s health issues can not always be categorized; contact us if you have questions about your specific condition or want to learn more about our health services.

  • Annual Gynecological Wellness Exams: Starting at age 21 or earlier, if sexually active, women are encouraged to schedule these important check-ups. During your annual gynecological wellness exam, our team will assess your reproductive health, perform necessary screenings, and discuss any concerns you may have. If your test results are normal, a Pap Smear may only be required once every 3 years. If you are on birth control, your doctor may recommend annual exams to ensure your continued health and well-being.
  • Menopause Management: Menopause is a natural phase of life that can bring about a range of physical and emotional changes. For women experiencing symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal discomfort, sleep disturbances, mood changes, memory issues, sexual desires, or urinary problems, Dr. Sharon can create a customized management plan to help alleviate these symptoms and enhance your quality of life during this transitional phase.
  • Urinary Management: As women age, particularly after childbirth, bladder and urinary issues may arise. Our team offers comprehensive urinary management, which may include behavioral and lifestyle changes, exercises, medications, or surgical procedures, depending on your specific needs. 
  • Cancer Screenings: Early detection is crucial in the fight against cancer. We offer a variety of cancer screenings tailored to women’s health needs, including breast, colon, cervical, endometrial, ovarian, and skin cancer screenings. The frequency and types of screenings may vary based on your age, family history, and risk levels. We will work closely with you to determine the appropriate screening schedule to ensure optimal health.
  • Hormonal Evaluation and Management: Hormone tests for women play a vital role in confirming pregnancy, tracking menopause, detecting hormonal imbalances, and understanding the causes of reproductive health issues. Dr. Sharon will conduct thorough hormonal evaluations and develop personalized management plans to address hormonal imbalances and support your overall health.
  • STD Evaluation and Management: Sexual health is a crucial component of women’s well-being. According to the World Health Organization, HPV infection is a leading cause of various cancers worldwide. Our practice provides STD evaluation and management services to ensure sexual health and safety.

Women’s Health Center in Navarre, FL

Your health and well-being are our top priorities. We believe that women’s healthcare should be comprehensive, compassionate, and tailored to your unique needs. Whether you’re seeking preventive care, specialized services, screenings, or management of specific health concerns, schedule an appointment at Foresight Care and Aesthetics in Navarre, FL. Our team is ready to listen, support, and provide you with the highest standard of women’s healthcare.