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Women's Health Specialist

Allied Healthcare Physicians -  - Internal Medicine

Allied Healthcare Physicians

Internal Medicine & Physician Assistants located in Westchester, Mamaroneck, NY & The Bronx, NY

Women’s health care needs are unique and regular health screenings can prevent serious complications, such as advanced cervical cancer. For quality, innovative care, women can turn to the medical team led by internal medicine physician Eyad Hijazin, MD, at Allied Healthcare Physicians. They offer three convenient locations in Mamaroneck and New Rochelle, New York, as well as City Island in the Bronx in New York City. Call any of their offices to schedule a women’s health appointment today or book one online.

Women's Health Q & A

What is women’s health care?

Women’s health care includes the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of health concerns unique to women. Examples of health conditions women may face include:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Low bone density
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Heart problems
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Infertility
  • Urinary tract problems

Getting screened for these or other women’s health issues can detect an illness or disease before serious complications arise.

What should I expect during a women’s health care checkup?

When you arrive at a women’s health care exam at Allied Healthcare Physicians, your provider weighs you and checks your vitals. Your doctor reviews your medical history and completes a physical exam. Your appointment may also include:

Pelvic exam

During a pelvic exam, your provider examines internal female organs by feeling their size and shape to make sure they’re healthy.

Pap test

A Pap test is a screening for cervical cancer. Your Allied Healthcare Physicians doctor inserts a speculum into your vagina and scrapes your cervix with a special instrument to get a sample of cervical cells to send to a lab. When caught early, cervical cancer is highly treatable.

Breast cancer screening

Your provider checks for signs of breast cancer by looking at and feeling your breasts for lumps and other abnormalities. Depending on your age and symptoms, your doctor may also recommend a mammogram for more comprehensive breast cancer screening.

Additional tests and treatments

Based on your symptoms and risk factors, your medical team may:

  • Screen you for sexually transmitted diseases
  • Discuss birth control options
  • Treat symptoms of menopause 
  • Discuss infertility treatments
  • Complete bone density scans
  • Take a biopsy
  • Screen you for heart disease, depression, or anxiety

Blood tests can confirm or rule out certain women’s health conditions, such as nutrient deficiencies and thyroid disorders.

How often should I schedule a women’s health exam?

The medical team at Allied Healthcare Physicians lets you know how often to schedule a women’s health exam. In general, book an appointment every year or more often if your doctor recommends it. Make sure to always schedule an appointment whenever symptoms of a health problem arise.

To book your next well woman exam, call Allied Healthcare Physicians today or use the online scheduler.