Women's Health Specialist

Family Practice Associates

Family Practice & General Practitioners located in Broomfield, CO

Women have unique biology that requires specialized care. Family care physician Pamela Abrams, MD, and the compassionate team at Family Practice Associates, PC, in Broomfield, Colorado, understand this and offer preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic services for a variety of women’s health problems. If you’re a woman looking for routine gynecology services and cancer screenings, call Family Practice Associates or book an appointment online today.

Women's Health Q & A

Family Practice Associates

What is women’s health?

Women face a whole host of health conditions that don't apply to men. Some of these are obvious, like pregnancy or menopause. But a woman's complex reproductive system is vulnerable to several diseases and disorders, including various forms of cancer.

The skilled, compassionate team at Family Practice Associates can treat or prevent many of these conditions through early detection and diagnosis. They offer a broad range of essential gynecological services, such as:

  • Breast cancer screenings
  • STD screening
  • Endometrial biopsies to screen for uterine cancer
  • Pelvic exams
  • Pap tests
  • Cervical polyp removal
  • Contraception counseling and implementation
  • IUD removal, but not insertion
  • Menopause counseling

What are common women’s health problems?

A variety of conditions can cause women’s health issues. Some only affect women, while others are more common in women than men. Common women’s health concerns include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine, cervical, ovarian, and breast cancer
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • STDs
  • Domestic and sexual violence
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Anxiety and depression

Why are women’s wellness exams important?

Routine well-woman exams, also known as gynecological or annual exams, play a critical role in your preventive health strategy. During these exams, the highly trained providers at Family Practice Associates check for any signs of potential disease and recommend treatment before problems develop

Many serious diseases, including various forms of cancer, are easiest to treat in their early stages. Routine screening even helps prevent certain diseases, such as cervical cancer, from occurring.

For example, a Pap test may reveal abnormal changes in your cervical cells. Dr. Abrams can then safely remove the precancerous cells before they develop into cervical cancer.

What should I expect from a women’s wellness exam?

First, your provider at Family Practice Associates performs a physical exam, including a pelvic exam and breast cancer screening. Depending on your age and medical history, they may also perform a Pap test to screen for cervical cancer.

They may ask questions about the following topics:

  • Your menstrual cycle
  • Your sexual history
  • Your medical history
  • STD protection
  • Pregnancy and contraception
  • Abnormal or heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Painful sex
  • Menopause symptoms

If you’re looking for a family physician who provides a full range of women’s health care services, call Family Practice Associates or click online to schedule your well-woman visit today.