Well Woman Exam Specialist

Stephanie Buck-Haskin, MD, F.A.C.O.G. -  - OB-GYN

Stephanie Buck-Haskin, MD, F.A.C.O.G.

OB-GYN & Weight Loss Specialist located in Great Neck, NY & Rego Park, NY

As a woman, your health needs are markedly different than those of a man. Dr. Stephanie Buck-Haskin offers comprehensive well woman exams tailored to your feminine health needs, right from her Great Neck and Rego, New York offices. Many women rely on Dr. Buck-Haskin to deal with sensitive feminine health issues such as birth control options, menopause, and breast cancer screenings. If you’d like to schedule a well woman exam with Dr. Buck-Haskin, call or use the online scheduler to make an appointment today.

Well Woman Exam Q & A

by Stephanie Buck-Haskin, MD, F.A.C.O.G.

 

What are well woman visits?

A well woman visit is like a physical exam, but customized for the unique health needs of a woman. During a well woman visit, you'll undergo many of the same evaluations that you would also undergo during a physical with a primary care doctor. However, your well woman visit with Dr. Buck-Haskin includes other evaluations based on your needs and your stage of life.

In addition to standard evaluations like weight and blood pressure screening, well woman visits consist of a clinical breast exam, and, depending on your needs and age, may include a Pap test and pelvic exam. Dr. Buck-Haskin interprets your results in terms of women's health, looking for risk factors and other issues that manifest differently in women than men.

Based on your results, Dr. Buck-Haskin also recommends additional important health screenings that help ensure you stay as healthy as possible as you get older. Some other tests Dr. Buck-Haskin may recommend include screenings for the following:

  • Certain types of cancer
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Osteoporosis

How often should I have a well woman exam?

A well woman exam will serve as your routine physical exam and should be performed every year, just like a traditional physical. By having an exam every 12 months, an ongoing record of your health can be maintained to help identify risk factors and signs of diseases in their earliest stages. As you age and your medical needs change, routine exams ensure that you receive important screenings along with care and treatment options.

Why is it important to go in for well woman visits?

Regular well woman visits with Dr. Buck-Haskin serve as a key tenet of your preventive care as a woman. The tests, screenings, and guidance Dr. Buck-Haskin provides help ensure you maintain optimal overall health and detect any serious conditions early on when they’re easiest to treat.

In addition to traditional screening methods like clinical breast exams and pap smears, Dr. Buck-Haskin is also well equipped to offer guidance on a variety of sensitive women’s health issues, including:

  • Contraception options
  • Dealing with, or preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Maintaining a healthy diet
  • Mental health issues (anxiety, depression, etc.)
  • Preparing for pregnancy
  • Relationships

If you’re looking to schedule a well woman visit, call or take advantage of the online scheduling tool today and set up an appointment with Dr. Buck-Haskin.