Women's Health Specialist

Vincent D. Ho, Inc.

Family Medicine located in Rosemead, CA

A yearly well-woman exam helps you maintain your overall well-being and long-term health. As your family medicine physician, Dr. Vincent D. Ho is proud to treat women of the Rosemead, California, area throughout every stage of life. Whether you are in your childbearing years or have completed menopause, Dr. Ho helps you be as healthy a woman as possible. Call or book an appointment for your own well-woman exam.

Women's Health Q & A

Vincent D. Ho, Inc.

What is a well-woman exam?

A well-woman exam is a yearly physical assessment specifically designed for female patients of all ages. This exam is much like a regular physical but includes elements that speak to issues that specifically concern women.

As a part of a healthy long-term plan of care, the annual well-woman exam:

  • Gives you the opportunity to voice concerns
  • Allows for early detection of problems
  • Encourages a healthy lifestyle
  • Builds trust with your health care team

Dr. Ho has expertise in providing health care for women of all ages, from puberty to old age.

 

What does a well-woman exam entail?

Your visit involves a consultation with Dr. Ho, who takes a thorough current health history. He asks you questions to help identify any changes in your previous assessment and to determine your current state of physical and emotional health.

He also performs a thorough physical assessment that includes:

  • General appearance
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Vital signs
  • Breast exam
  • Pelvic exam
  • PAP smear
  • Routine blood work
  • Medication overview

If needed, he may also recommend:

  • Cancer screenings
  • Mammogram
  • Ultrasound
  • Hormone levels

This assessment helps identify any areas of concern that needs follow-up, evaluation, or treatment. Dr. Ho may suggest lifestyle changes or raise your awareness about unhealthy habits that may eventually cause problems. These changes may include:

  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress management
  • Healthy weight management
  • Increased activity

Any suggestions Dr. Ho makes are for the benefit of your overall health and for long-term prevention of potential problems.

 

What conditions can a well-woman visit detect?

With a yearly well-woman exam, Dr. Ho has an opportunity to identify the beginning stages of common female problems. Early detection can prevent long-term complications and a greater potential for effectively treating conditions like:

  • Breast cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine cysts
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Bladder incontinence
  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovaries

These are just a few of the conditions that Dr. Ho is experienced at identifying and treating. Your well-woman exam is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, no matter what stage of life you are in.

If you would like to schedule your own well-woman exam, call or book your appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary