Urogynecologists located in Madison, MS & Flowood, MS
The nurse practicioners at Southeast Urogyn in Jackson, Mississippi offer well woman exams to their patients to help monitor and maintain optimal health and wellbeing.
Well Woman Exam Q & A
What Is A Well Woman Exam?
The Well Woman exam covers so much more than a pap smear. The Well Woman exam is an opportunity for a woman to meet with her provider, discuss her physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. A Well Woman exam should encompass a woman’s overall health and focus on preventative treatments and behavior changes. This visit is an opportunity to review the patient’s health and discuss any concerns. Gynecological exams and screenings are usually taken care of at this visit and include breast exams, pap tests, and pelvic exams.
Why come to Southeast Urogyn for a Well Woman Exam?
While our doctors are experienced and seasoned Urogynecologists, they do not provide annual wellness visits personally, but they understand that you may want to come to our office to be seen and that you demand efficiency. With that in mind, they have a team of female Nurse Practitioners that are glad to provide this service. Our office can see you with hardly any wait time, and can efficiently identify how you, as the patient can improve you general wellbeing and especially your vaginal health.
What Does the Nurse Practicioner Review During a Well Woman Exam?
The overall tone of the visit should focus on prevention of disease and maintaining health. The content of this visit should be directed by a patient and her concerns. You will lead the conversation and answer questions about your life and habits. The visit could cover any or all of the following, or even more, depending on your situation as your Well Woman exam is tailored to meet your individual needs.
- Cholesterol testing
- STI testing including HIV screening
- Nutrition, diet, weight management
- Blood pressure
- Depression or other mental health concerns
- Sexual health
- Hormone evaluation
Why Do I Need an Annual Well Woman Exam?
As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Women lead demanding and hectic lives and it is important to take time to review your health with your provider. This is an opportunity to take a little time for yourself to seek advice for any health concerns you may have been ignoring or putting off addressing. Regular exams and screenings can enable your provider to make early diagnoses of any conditions or illnesses. Early detection means early and often easier treatment. Even if nothing is wrong, it is vital to take the time to review your health, just to make sure. The annual Well Woman exam is also a one stop visit to have any screenings done, including pap tests or vaccine boosters. Also, being sure that your remain up to date on mammograms and colonoscopy.
Southeast Urogyn provides expert care, and wants every patient to be able to afford the checkups they need. If you have any questions about the insurance we accept, please call or office to see how we can best help you.
Words from our patients
"Southeast Urogyn is the BEST facility in Mississippi to go for any of your needs regarding menopause and Urogynecology."
"I met with Dr. Harris for the first time in August of 2015, and was immediately impressed. Please don't hesitate to make an appointment. You'll be glad you did."
"I felt no embarrassment from the initial physician's exam, the urodynamics testing by the nurse or the surgery. I could not have asked for a better doctor and staff."
"Dr. Harris explained everything in detail. He was very patient and kind. I would definitely recommend him to all my friends."
"I received a recommendation from a trusted source, and she was right on. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Harris to all my female friends."
"Dr. Harris is extremely professional and friendly. He has given my life back to me and I will always recommend him to others."
"Top notch doctor and staff. I was tremendously satisfied with my bladder sling surgery and results. Dr. Harris is compassionate and treats you with dignity."
"I had trouble with incontinence. My internal medicine dr. referred me to Dr. Speights. I had surgery 6 weeks ago and the results are amazing."
"I highly recommend him. He is very personable, confident, and a caring physician. Besides being a great physician, he is a wonderful person."
"Dr. Speights repaired several issues that I had been troubled with for some time. I can now return to my normal daily activities without any problems."
"I felt very comfortable talking with Dr. Speights about the issues that I was having. He explained everything to me and was open for any questions that I might have."
"Dr. Speights was very helpful and kind. He explained my diagnosis and surgery to me and my husband in detail and answered all of our questions."