Primary Care, Integrative Medicine, and Occupational Medicine located in Los Angeles and San Bernardino County
Indus Healthcare is a family medicine practice offering comprehensive women’s health services. At his Pomona, West Covina, and Montclair, California, offices, Amit Reenu Paliwal, MD, MBA, MPH, DABFM, and his team provide routine breast exams, pelvic exams, Pap smears, and contraceptive counseling to women throughout all stages of life. To schedule a women’s health exam, call Indus Healthcare today or book an appointment online.
Women's Health Q & A
What happens during a women’s health exam?
Every female’s annual health care plan should include a preventive women’s health exam. Women should receive annual pelvic exams and breast exams to identify potential health concerns during an early stage when they’re likely still treatable.
During an annual women’s health exam, your Indus Healthcare family medicine doctor reviews your family medical history and discusses any changes in your health or symptoms you’re experiencing. A breast exam will identify potential lumps or abnormalities in the breast tissue, and a pelvic exam will determine the health of your reproductive organs.
Your doctor can also do a Pap smear to check for cervical cancer and provide screenings for sexually transmitted diseases.
What if I have abnormal Pap smear results?
A Pap smear checks for cervical cancer, but abnormal results don’t always mean you have cervical cancer. Vaginal infections or recent sexual activity can also cause abnormal Pap smear results.
If your doctor finds your Pap smear results abnormal, he or she will require additional testing to confirm the diagnosis and determine possible treatments. You might need to see a gynecologist or specialist provider for ongoing treatment after an abnormal Pap smear.
Are contraceptives and family planning services available?
Women’s health care involves family planning services to prepare for a baby or to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
The Indus Healthcare doctors provide on-site family planning counseling and help you determine an appropriate birth control method should you not want to get pregnant based on your medical history and a conversation about your desire for children now or in the future.
Possible contraceptive options include:
- Birth control pills
- Birth control injections
- Intrauterine devices
Can a doctor help with menopause symptoms?
Menopause changes hormone levels in your body and can increase your risk of health problems like heart disease, osteoporosis, and stroke.
The family medicine doctors at Indus Healthcare are experienced in helping women manage the symptoms of menopause and provide mammograms, and Pap smears to women before, during, and after menopause.
If you’re due for a women’s health exam or you’d like to discuss family planning services, call Indus Healthcare or use the online booking tool to request an appointment today.