An annual exam to monitor your wellness once per year is an essential aspect of preventive health care. DeShawn Taylor, MD, MSc, FACOG, of Desert Star Family Planning in Phoenix, AZ, provides annual checkups to women of all ages. If it is time for your Phoenix annual exam, contact Desert Star Family Planning or arrange a consultation online for patient-centered, integrative women’s health care.
Why Do You Require an Annual Checkup?
If you are doing well, you may assume you could miss your annual exam. Most diseases, though, including the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer, do not show symptoms in the early stages. Furthermore, most health changes are so mild that you may miss them.
At your annual exam, Dr. Taylor analyzes your present health status and screening findings with your health records and could detect any changes fast.
If your health has deteriorated, Dr. Taylor provides skilled, personalized therapies to regain your health. In many circumstances, she could administer therapies and make lifestyle recommendations to enhance your health before you even notice any symptoms.
What Can You Anticipate From an Annual Exam?
Your exam starts with a member of the team measuring your blood pressure, weight, and height. Then you have a meeting with Dr. Taylor. She discusses your health with you and goes over your family and individual medical history. She inquires as to whether you have seen any adjustments or have any health problems.
Dr. Taylor does your physical exam, which includes monitoring your lungs and heart and examining your abdomen. She then conducts a pelvic and breast exam, as well as a Pap smear if necessary. If you are at minimal danger of developing cervical cancer, you only require a Pap smear every 3-5 years, based on your age. Inquire with Dr. Taylor about the necessity for a Pap smear.
If you are 40 years and above, Dr. Taylor can also recommend you for a mammogram. She also provides HPV vaccines to ladies below 25 years.
During your yearly visit, you could also ask Dr. Taylor inquiries related to your health. She is a proponent of women’s health care and wishes to make sure you have the details you require to make smart decisions concerning your health.
If you have issues regarding STDs, birth control, or atypical periods, for instance, Dr. Taylor can provide experienced, tailored counsel and information. Dr. Taylor is an excellent source of health, knowledge, and guidance.
What Are the Advantages of Having an Annual Exam?
Your yearly exam gives you the satisfaction that comes from knowing you are healthy. Conversely, if you exhibit symptoms of a health problem, you could receive the necessary diagnosis and care during your yearly exam. Many medical issues are easier to address whenever they are detected early on.
The Desert Star Family Planning staff provides individualized care, develops long-term connections with patients, and is a true health partner. All services are provided with complete professionalism and discretion. If you are ready for an annual exam, contact Desert Star Family Planning or request an appointment online today.