Women's Health in Longview, TX
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At Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates in Longview, TX, our all-female staff is dedicated to providing comprehensive women’s health services. Dr. Brenda Vozza, trained in women's health, and her experienced team offer screenings for early detection of cancers and other chronic diseases. Call or book online to schedule your annual women’s health services today.
What Are the Benefits of Women's Health?
There are many advantages to seeking out women's health services. First and foremost, it can help you stay on top of your overall health and well-being. Annual exams and screenings catch potential health concerns early when they are more treatable. At Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates, we focus on providing comprehensive care for our patients in Longview, TX. Regular visits to a physician and undergoing comprehensive medical testing when recommended are vital for maintaining good health and addressing potential issues early on. Our team is committed to addressing your immediate concerns and providing guidance and support for optimizing your unique health needs during your lifespan. Here are some of the benefits of women's health services:
Prevention: Regular check-ups and screenings can help detect potential health problems early, when they are most treatable. For example, a Pap smear can detect abnormal cervical cells that could develop into cancer.
Education: Dr. Vozza and her team of health professionals provide advice on nutrition, exercise, birth control, and sexual health, empowering women to make informed decisions about their health and well-being.
Specialized Care: Women's health services cater to female-specific conditions such as breast and ovarian cancers, endometriosis, and menopause, among others.
Reproductive Health: Encompassing care from menstrual health to pregnancy care and menopause, our comprehensive women’s health services focus on the complex reproductive system.
Bone Health: Women are at a greater risk for osteoporosis than men. Regular bone density screenings and appropriate preventive measures can help in early detection and treatment.
Hormonal Health: From menstruation to pregnancy to menopause, women experience hormonal shifts throughout life. Our medical care team can help you manage the symptoms and health issues associated with these changes.
Breast Health: Regular mammograms and clinical breast exams can detect breast cancer early, improving the chances of successful treatment.
Who Is a Candidate for Women's Health Services?
Most women can benefit from the services we offer at Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates. We provide everything from annual exams, pregnancy tests, and pap smears to bone health assessments, hormone therapy, and sexual enhancement treatments that span the various stages of life. Patients may decide to seek our health services because of personal circumstances, health concerns, or life stages.
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They were kind and great with my mom and was very thorough…we like this aspect because not to many doctors will take the time to spend with there patients…
Always called back within minutes of checking in for appointments! All staff are very caring & courteous! Couldn’t ask for a better doctor! My PA, Marla English-Pickett is absolutely amazing! Never feel like I’m just another patient!
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I enjoyed meeting Dr. Vozza. Dr. Vozza is a great doctor and I am glad she is treating me
I saw Dr. Vozza recently to establish care. I was very impressed with everything her office has to offer. From the ease of check in, to the professionalism of the staff (Keke, you're awesome!), I was very pleased. Highly recommend this physician and all of her associates to anyone!
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WHEN SHOULD I GET TESTED STDs?
Women who are sexually active should talk to their doctor about sexually transmitted disease (STD) screenings. You’re at risk for STDs if you have had unprotected sex. Common STDs include:
It’s best practice to use protection when engaging in sexual activities, such as a male or female condom. If you’re exposed to an STD, talk to your doctor about options for treatment.
START GETTING SCREENED FOR BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER
All women should perform monthly self-exams to determine any abnormalities in their breasts. Your annual women’s health exam is a great time to learn how to effectively complete these self-exams.
Pap smears are tests to detect the early stages of cervical cancer. In most cases, women should have a Pap smear every three years once they are over the age of 21 and sexually active. If your Pap smear test comes back abnormal, further testing can determine whether you have early-stage cervical cancer, which is often treatable. It is recommended that women over age 65 or those that have had a hysterectomy no longer need Pap smears performed annually.
The practitioners at Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates offer screenings and other women's health services for all your healthcare needs.
WHAT SYMPTOMS DO WOMEN TYPICALLY EXPERIENCE DURING MENOPAUSE?
Women typically experience menopause around 40-50 years of age. Along with the gradual stopping of menstruation, you may experience the following symptoms:
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Decreased interest in sex
- Weight gain
If your menopausal symptoms are interfering with your daily activities or energy levels, talk to your doctor about lifestyle changes, supplements, or medications that can alleviate your discomfort. Call or book online to schedule your appointment today.
Protect Your Health and Wellness
Protecting your health, wellness, and quality of life is our primary goal at Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates, P.A. Board-certified physician Dr. Brenda Vozza and her experienced, all-female staff provide testing, diagnosis, treatment, and care for every aspect of women's health and well-being. If you're in Longview, TX, contact our office today to learn more about our women's health program and to schedule an appointment. Let us help you achieve the health and wellness you deserve, no matter where you're at in life's journey.
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Women's Health FAQs
What counts as an abnormality in the breast?
In general, anything that appears different from the surrounding tissue or from what is considered “normal” for you may be considered a breast abnormality. This could be a new lump or mass, a change in the size or shape of your breast, a change in the texture of your skin, or a nipple discharge. Please call Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates if you have concerns about a breast abnormality.
What are some common symptoms of an STD?
There are a number of different STDs, and each one can have different symptoms. However, some common symptoms include:
- Itching or burning around the genitals
- Unusual discharge from the vagina
- Pain during urination
- Sores, warts, or rashes around the genitals or anus
How does your clinic help with menopause?
Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates offers several recommendations to women undergoing menopause in Longview, CA. Some lifestyle changes can help reduce menopausal symptoms as well as hormone therapy and medications. We can perform an exam, order lab tests, and review your medical history to help you deal with this transition in your life.