Optimal Women's Health
Valerie B. Ginsburg, MD
OBGYN located in Denver, CO
Well woman exams are the foundation of solid women’s health and are a need that should never be overlooked. Valerie Ginsburg, MD, of Optimal Women's Health in Denver, Colorado, offers comprehensive well women exams that ensure you remain as healthy and happy as possible. If you’re overdue for an exam, schedule a visit online or over the phone today.
Well Woman Exam Q&A
Why are well woman exams so important?
Well woman exams are an opportunity to get the routine health screenings you need to thrive. Far too often, women place their own needs at the bottom of an endless to-do list, prioritizing obligations of family, work, and community above their health.
Booking routine well woman exams should be part of your overall health and wellness planning. These visits take very little time and are well worth the effort. Dr. Ginsburg and the team at Optimal Women’s Health make every effort to ensure your visits are enjoyable and productive.
What happens during a well woman exam?
The initial part of your well woman exam involves gathering information about your heart rate, blood pressure, height, weight, and temperature. You’ll also have time to discuss any changes or concerns you have.
Dr. Ginsburg performs a pelvic exam to check for signs of tissue abnormalities in your vaginal or cervical tissue. A Pap smear can be done during your pelvic exam and is a powerful tool in detecting cervical cancer.
Since Pap smear testing became a routine part of women’s health, death rates from cervical cancer have significantly declined. That’s because this simple screening method can detect precancerous changes that allow for early intervention, which increases treatment success rates.
A professional breast exam is also usually part of well woman exams. Dr. Ginsburg checks your breast tissue for signs of abnormalities and teaches you how to perform your own breast exams at home.
How often do I need to come in for well woman exams?
Most women benefit from annual well woman exams. If you are going through treatment for gynecologic conditions like abnormal bleeding, endometriosis, or fertility issues you might need to come in more frequently until those needs are met.
In addition to normally scheduled annual well woman visits, you should never hesitate to reach out and book an appointment if you experience troubling changes or have questions. Dr. Ginsburg views her role as your partner in your health and wellness journey, and she’s here to help you get the answers and care you need to attain the highest possible quality of life.
Scheduling a well woman visit is as simple as a phone call. Online booking is also an option and takes little time to complete.