Women's Health

Family Medicine & Women's Health in Woodlands and Houston, TX

Women's Health services offered in Woodlands and Houston, TX

Women have special health needs that benefit from a dedicated women’s health focus. At Family Medicine Clinic and Women's Health in The Woodlands, Texas, M. Hazem El Zufari and MD, Anjali Reddy, C-FNP and the team provider women comprehensive health care, including well-women exams, preventive screenings, and menopause support. Schedule your women’s health exam today by calling the office or book online through this website.

Women's Health Q&A

What is included in women’s health services?

Comprehensive women’s health care addresses a variety of issues that involve the female pelvic and reproductive organs. These services include:

  • Yearly well-woman exams
  • STD screenings
  • Yeast or urinary tract infection diagnosis and treatment
  • Birth control counseling 
  • Menstrual cycle concerns
  • Diagnosis and treatment for gynecological conditions 

Women’s health also includes support for the time before, during, and after menopause when health needs change dramatically.

What is a well-woman exam?

A well-woman exam is an essential annual visit. The visit usually begins around age 13-15 and involves discussion of issues like a girl’s menstrual cycle, abnormal pelvic symptoms, and her sexuality. These early visits do not include a pelvic exam.

At age 21, a well-woman exam starts to include a pelvic exam and a clinical breast exam. You can use these visits to ask questions about unusual symptoms, like abnormal vaginal discharge, heavy periods, or pelvic pain. It is also the time to start Pap smears — simple screenings that check for abnormal cells on your cervix. Pap smears are an important preventive step against cervical cancer.

You should also ask your provider about any issues relevant to your sexual health, including contraception and sexually transmitted diseases. If you have concerning symptoms, your provider can schedule the proper tests and screenings. 

Women approaching menopause may use well woman-exams to discuss problems that occur with hormonal changes, like hot flashes and weight gain. Your well-woman visits are important even after menopause to address issues like osteoporosis and heart disease. 

What women’s health screening tests do I need?

Women’s health focuses on health screenings that can identify potential health problems. These screenings include:

  • HPV (human papillomavirus virus) testing
  • Pap smears to detect potential cervical cancer
  • Mammograms (for high-risk patients or women 40 and older)
  • Clinical breast exams

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing isn’t routine but is available on request. 

If you report symptoms like painful sexual intercourse, irregular bleeding, or pain while urinating, your provider may order lab services like a urinalysis or blood test to understand a potential cause.

Schedule your women’s health visit at Family Medicine Clinic and Women’s Health today. Call the office or use this website to book.