Well-woman exams are the cornerstone of women’s health care, minimizing their risk of illness and helping them prevent chronic diseases. Keviene Rutherford, MD, and the caring providers at Rutherford Medical Center in Alpharetta, Georgia, provide exceptional women’s health services. They ensure you receive the highest level of care, supporting your optimal well-being at every stage of your adult journey. Call the office today or use online booking to schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment.

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Why do I need a routine women’s health exam?

Women’s health at Rutherford Medical Center covers your overall and reproductive health, focusing on preventing illness and chronic diseases while optimizing your long-term well-being.

The best way to stay healthy is with routine well-woman exams that detect problems before you have symptoms. Scheduling yearly appointments allows your provider to detect small changes in your health and start treatment while you can still prevent the disease or diminish its impact.

Your women’s health exam also gives you time to talk with your provider about any concerns you may have, whether you want to lose weight, stop smoking, or you’re struggling with menopause.

What happens during a women’s health appointment?

Your Rutherford Medical Center provider reviews your medical history, learns about current symptoms, does a thorough physical exam, and draws blood for routine testing.

As primary care providers, they have experience performing pelvic and breast exams, giving you the convenience of obtaining comprehensive care at one appointment.

You also have the confidence of knowing they will detect potential problems and refer you to a gynecological specialist if needed.

Women’s health includes many services. During your exam, you can choose to receive services such as:

  • Birth control
  • Pap smears
  • STD testing and treatment
  • Immunizations
  • Mental health evaluation
  • Chronic disease management
  • Weight loss management
  • Medication management
  • Menopause management
  • Aesthetic treatments (injectables, microneedling, and laser treatments)
  • Hormone replacement therapy

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may treat any hormonal imbalance, whether it’s related to being overweight, thyroid disease, or other hormone-related problems.

However, many women seek HRT before and during menopause to stop hot flashes, mood swings, painful sex, and the loss of their sex drive. Restoring healthy estrogen levels also helps prevent problems like urinary incontinence and osteoporosis.

What should I know about women’s health and chronic diseases?

Like men, women are more likely to develop chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension as they age. Women also have a higher risk than men of developing rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, migraines, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

For years, heart disease was considered a problem for men. Now we know that it’s also the top cause of death in women.

At Rutherford Medical Center, women’s health includes screening for these conditions and creating treatment plans to prevent them and support your optimal health.

Call Rutherford Medical Center or schedule a women’s health appointment online today.