Women have unique healthcare needs beyond primary care. Clinton County Medical Center’s expert staff provides comprehensive care throughout every stage of a woman’s life, from the beginning of puberty through menopause and beyond. We’re here to make sure that you’re as healthy as you can be, and to address concerns when they arise.
CCMC provides different family planning options, no matter your stage of life. Your physician will discuss birth control methods that work most effectively with your lifestyle and history. When you’re ready to begin a family, you can count on CCMC for pre-pregnancy and post-partum care for you and your new child.
Just as puberty marks the beginning of your reproductive period, menopause marks its end. During this time in life, a woman’s chance of osteoporosis increases because the body produces less estrogen. Treatments like Hormone Replacement Therapy can help minimize the effects of menopause. Talk to your doctor about the right option for you.
Heart Disease Screening
According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Blood pressure and cholesterol levels, in addition to weight, diet and activity level, are key factors in determining your risk for heart disease. An annual well-woman visit with an emphasis on cardiac care keeps you informed about your risk level and enables you to act quickly when changes appear.
A well-woman visit is a preventative service tailored to you specific health concerns and needs. Like a typical annual physical, your physician will check your overall health, which may include checking your blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate, etc.
Well-woman visits also include screenings unique to women. Depending on your age, health history and family history, you may receive the following services:
Annual well-woman visits reduce the risk of an ailment going unnoticed for an extended period of time and increase the effectiveness of treatment. Well-woman visits are more than just tests and screenings; they are a time for you to ask questions and take control of your preventative healthcare.
Is it time for your annual well-woman visit? Call (989) 224-3000 to schedule your appointment.