Alecia Giovinazzo MD
Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Staten Island, NY
Has it been more than a year since your last well-woman exam? Skipping this important checkup puts your health at risk. Dedicated to providing comprehensive health care for women throughout all stages of life, the team at Alecia Giovinazzo, MD offers comprehensive well-woman exams at the private practice in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Staten Island, New York City. They use the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment methods available. Contact the office by phone or book online today to schedule your well-woman exam.
Well Woman Exam Q&A
What is a well-woman exam?
A well-woman exam is a comprehensive evaluation of your overall health and wellness, including your reproductive organs. The purpose of your well-woman exam is to prevent, diagnose, and treat health conditions that commonly affect women.
The women’s health experts at Alecia Giovinazzo, MD understand how hard it is to find an OB/GYN who takes the time to really listen to your concerns, which is why they take a personal approach to you and your health.
During your well-woman exam, your provider spends the time getting to know you in order to fully understand your health concerns and needs. The extra time they spend with you also improves your patient-provider relationship, which ultimately leads to better medical care.
What can I expect during a well-woman exam?
When you come in for your well-woman exam, you can expect a compassionate and thorough evaluation. The specifics of your exam may depend on your age, gynecological history, and medical history.
During your exam, your provider checks your weight and blood pressure, asks detailed questions about your health, and then reviews your medical and gynecological history, as well as your family medical history. They also ask about the types of medications and supplements you take, as well as your usual diet and exercise habits.
After your interview, your practitioner performs a physical and pelvic exam. They then review the findings and make recommendations to promote your health and wellness. Your provider may also discuss various health issues specific to your needs, such as birth control for family planning or treatments for menopausal symptoms.
What health screenings go with a well-woman exam?
Your specialist at Alecia Giovinazzo, MD may recommend various health screenings during your well-woman exam based on your age and medical history.
Some of the health screenings may include:
- A Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) test
- Testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- A lipid profile
- A blood glucose test
- A mammogram to screen for breast cancer
- A bone density test to screen for osteoporosis
The team is dedicated to cancer prevention and also recommends a colonoscopy for women age 50 and older to screen for colon cancer.
Don’t put off your annual well-woman exam. Contact the office of Alecia Giovinazzo, MD by calling the office or booking your visit online today.