Well Woman Exams

Highland Park Ob-Gyn Associates -  - OB/GYN

Highland Park Ob-Gyn Associates

OB/GYNs located in Northbrook, IL

To address your individual needs as a woman, Steven Valfer, MD, and Regan Valfer, MD, offer comprehensive well-woman exams at Highland Park Ob-Gyn Associates in Northbrook, Illinois. The experienced gynecologists focus their exams on your overall well-being and your physical and emotional health. They offer routine pelvic exams, preventive cancer screenings, STD testing, and birth control counseling services to meet your preventive health needs. Don’t put off your well-woman exam for another day. Call Highland Park Ob-Gyn Associates or book an appointment through the online booking feature today.

Well Woman Exams Q & A

What is a well-woman exam?

A well-woman exam is an annual preventive health care service that focuses on evaluating your reproductive and general health.

The exam also provides your Highland Park Ob-Gyn Associates physician with the opportunity to identify potential issues that may cause long-term health complications.

The providers offer comprehensive well-woman exams for women of all ages, starting in adolescence. The physicians are also skilled in addressing the gynecological needs of senior women.

What can I expect during a well-woman exam?

During your initial well-woman exam, the physicians at Highland Park Ob-Gyn Associates spend time getting to understand your personal and family medical history, your lifestyle, and your plans for a family. 

They’re also available to discuss any new symptoms you’re experiencing and answer any questions you have about your general or sexual health.

To assess the health and function of your reproductive system, your physician performs a pelvic exam. Along with your pelvic exam, they also perform a human papillomavirus (HPV) screening and a Pap smear, a procedure to collect a sample of cells from your cervix to identify early signs of precancerous or cancerous changes.

As part of your well-woman exam, your Highland Park Ob-Gyn Associates provider also performs a breast exam to screen for early signs of breast cancer. 

If they identify suspicious lumps, you may need follow-up ultrasound testing, which is available in the office, to further evaluate your breast tissue.

Based on your lifestyle, you may also need routine testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. The physicians offer comprehensive STD testing and treatment services.

Can I get birth control at my well-woman exam?

To help you plan the family you want, the providers at Highland Park Ob-Gyn Associates offer birth control prescriptions and contraception counseling services to help you choose the right method for your needs. They also provide related services including intrauterine device (IUD)  placement, such as Mirena®, Skyla®, Kyleena®, and Paragard®, and diaphragm fittings.

If you’re interested in a permanent form of birth control, the team offers tubal ligations. This procedure involves lesioning or cauterizing fallopian tubes to prevent sperm from reaching eggs for fertilization.

To schedule your annual well-woman exam, call Highland Park Ob-Gyn Associates or use the online booking feature to request an appointment today.