It’s safe to say that most people don’t exactly look forward to visiting the doctor, but regular checkups are an important part of a proactive health regimen. These doctor appointments can allow women to tackle a variety of health issues head-on, from family planning concerns to cancer screenings and heart disease risk assessments. Unfortunately, however, it can be difficult for many women to fit regular checkups into their busy schedules.
To make it a little easier on yourself, consider scheduling an annual well-woman visit with your doctor.
A well-woman visit is a comprehensive health screening designed to cover all the important aspects of a woman’s health at every age. It can be tailored to suit your unique health concerns and risk factors, and it can be conducted either by an OB-GYN or primary care provider. During your annual well-woman visit, you might receive a pap test, set exercise goals and discuss concerns about your family health history. It all depends on what you need from your doctor.