John Jeffery, MD

Well Woman Exam

What is a well woman exam?

A well woman exam is also known as an annual reproductive health exam. During this examination, Dr. Jeffery will examine your breasts, vagina, and uterus. Depending upon your age and lifestyle, Pap smears, STD tests, breast exams, mammograms, and HPV vaccines may be recommended.*

Why is Well Woman Care important?

Well Woman Care is a classic example of the old saying about an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Many health conditions occur slowly and are the result of lifestyle factors: diet, exercise or health habits. An annual visit is an opportunity to catch problems early or to identify trends, such as weight gain, that may cause problems later in life. It is also an opportunity for our patients to ask questions and address any concerns with Dr. Jeffery, developing a stronger doctor-patient relationship while providing an educational opportunity to learn more about individual health issues.

Who needs Well Woman Care?

Well Woman Care goes beyond the needs for care during the reproductive years. Young women who are sexually active may need birth control, which means various aspects of their health should be monitored. During the reproductive years, both Well Woman and obstetric care are important. Women of any age who have chronic medical conditions need it to help prevent complications and catch problems early. Finally, women who are postmenopausal may need symptom management for menopause or care for conditions such as osteoporosis.

What should you discuss during a well woman exam?

A well woman exam is a great time to discuss any concerns you have about your sexual or reproductive health. If you are experiencing any abnormalities with your period, any pain related to sex or in your abdominal area that could be related to your reproductive tract, these should be addressed by the doctor.

What to expect from your well woman exam?

Your doctor will get a thorough medical and family history and ask you questions about your sexual history, current sex life, lifestyle habits, menstrual cycle, and birth control preferences/usage. From there, treatments and examinations will be performed, and your doctor will address any concerns mentioned during the evaluation.

Schedule a Well Woman Exam

At our Medicine Hat office, Dr. Jeffery offers well woman exams to his patients to track their reproductive health. Dr. Jeffery, a leader in gynecologic health and surgery in Medicine Hat, Alberta, prides himself on his passion for women’s reproductive health. Dr. Jeffery is well-versed in urogynecology, obstetrics, and regular gynecological procedures. He is able to diagnose and treat a myriad of ailments involving women’s reproductive health. Dr. Jeffery accepts new patients by referral only. Please have your primary care physician give you a referral or contact our office on your behalf.

* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee