Well Woman Exam

MyDoctor Direct Primary Care

Alice E. Ordonez, MD

Direct Primary Care & Family Medicine located in Virginia Beach, VA

An annual well-woman exam is one of the best ways to stay healthy at any age. At MyDoctor Direct Primary Care in Virginia Beach, Virginia, compassionate and skilled primary care physician, Alice Ordonez, MD, performs well-woman exams customized to meet your needs. Dr. Ordonez is here to help you stay healthy and happy. To schedule a well-woman exam, call the office or book online today.

Well Woman Exam Q & A

What is a well-woman exam?

A well-woman exam is a yearly checkup at MyDoctor Direct Primary Care, performed by Dr. Ordonez. During your well-woman exam, she performs a pelvic exam, a clinical breast exam, and other tests as needed. Often, a well-woman exam includes a Pap smear or HPV testing, and it can sometimes include vaccinations, such as the HPV vaccination to prevent cervical cancer if needed.

Your well-woman exam also includes birth control, family planning, and sexual health support. If you need birth control like oral contraceptives, Dr. Ordonez can prescribe it during your well-woman exam. 

Although sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing isn’t routinely included in a well-woman exam, you can get the appropriate tests at that time, too. You can also have a pregnancy test during your well-woman exam.

What kind of questions will the doctor ask in a well-woman exam?

Dr. Ordonez always takes the time to truly be there for her patients. She wants you to feel comfortable, so she is completely discreet. She generally asks about topics that include:

  • Period frequency and duration
  • Current birth control methods
  • Current methods of STD protection
  • Family planning goals
  • Sexual habits and history
  • Medical history 
  • Current medical conditions or problems
  • Current medications

Dr. Ordonez may also ask about recreational habits, like alcohol, smoking, and drug use. You can be completely honest when discussing your personal life with Dr. Ordonez. The more detailed you are, the better she can help you be healthy and achieve your goals. 

What is a Pap smear? 

A Pap smear is a test that examines a small sample of your cervical cells to check for abnormal changes that might indicate cervical cancer. Nearly all women in the 21-65 year age range need regular Pap Smears every 3 to 5 years. Dr. Ordonez will make customized recommendations based on your health and situation.

Regular Pap smears are vital because they can often uncover early cervical abnormalities. This means you can get treatment to remove potentially dangerous cells before they can become cancerous and affect your health and wellbeing. 

To learn more about well-woman exams at MyDoctor Direct Primary Care, call the office or book online today. 

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