Progressive Women's Healthcare

Well Woman Exam

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Atlanta, GA

Well Woman Exam

Maintaining superior women’s health includes routine medical visits with a specialist. At Progressive Women's Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia, board-certified obstetrics and gynecology physician Lathan Overstreet, MD, and his skilled midwifery team offer comprehensive well-woman exams for female patients aged 12 and older. Schedule your next annual exam by phone or online today.

What is a well-woman exam?

Well-woman exams at Progressive Women's Healthcare are medical exams that evaluate your overall health and well-being, including your gynecological and breast health. These exams, when completed yearly, can detect potential women’s health issues before they become problematic. 

The Progressive Women's Healthcare team is highly skilled in all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) care.

Which conditions can a well-woman exam address?

Well-woman exams at Progressive Women's Healthcare can screen for and treat the following:

  • Breast, cervical, vaginal, and ovarian cancers
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Infertility
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Thyroid issues
  • Other hormone imbalances
  • Pelvic pain
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Irregular periods
  • Other gynecological conditions
  • Overweight and obesity 
  • High blood pressure

The practice provides ultrasounds, birth control, nutrition education, and comprehensive obstetrics care. The skilled providers tailor each treatment to your personalized needs to ensure exceptional women’s health care.

What happens during a well-woman exam?

During well-woman exams, your specialist weighs you and checks your pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. They also determine your body mass index (BMI) to evaluate your chronic disease risk factors.

Your women’s health care provider discusses your medical history. They review your medications, symptoms, lifestyle, and any concerns you may have.

During a physical exam, your specialist assesses your overall health and well-being. They assess your eyes, throat, breathing, heartbeat, and more. Progressive Women's Healthcare offers breast exams, mammogram referrals, pelvic exams, and Pap tests. 

During a Pap test to screen for cervical cancer, your specialist inserts a specialized instrument into your vagina. They swab your cervix to obtain a sample of cells to send to a lab. If you need treatment, such as medications or a minor procedure, the Progressive Women's Healthcare team can help. 

The compassionate women’s health specialists monitor you before, during, and after a pregnancy. They offer midwifery services during labor and delivery with water birth as an option. 

How often should I schedule well-woman exams?

Unless otherwise instructed by your women’s health care provider, schedule well-woman exams once a year. You need more frequent appointments if you have a gynecological condition or another health concern, become pregnant, or experience new or unusual symptoms.

Schedule a well-woman exam at Progressive Women's Healthcare by calling the office or using the online booking tab today.