Preventive Care in Chicago, IL
Just as you visit the doctor once a year for routine bloodwork and checkups, and you visit the dentist twice a year for cleanings, it’s also important for women to visit their gynecologist once a year as well. Even if everything seems healthy, it’s still important for women to visit our board-certified OBGYN Dr. Teresa Hubka for an annual wellness checkup, as well as regular Pap smears and other screenings that can protect women from gynecological diseases and certain types of cancer.
The Importance of Preventive Care
Women should never skip out on their annual well-woman visit. After all, it isn’t just about your gynecological health. Our gynecologist Dr. Hubka focuses on your health as a whole, as well as providing preventive measures to keep you healthy and free from disease. Your gynecological and reproductive health is just a part of what we focus on when you come into our practice. We also focus on your physical health, lifestyle, and mental wellbeing.
This visit is important for all women as it gives them a chance to address certain concerns or issues they are dealing with. It also provides them with the preventive health care they need throughout all stages of their lives. We tailor all of your visits and care to meet your needs. After all, we understand that what a young woman may need in her 20s and 30s is different from women who are menopausal or postmenopausal.
Cervical cancer screenings usually begin at 21 years old. Of course, this is something that we can discuss with you during your annual exam, as certain risk factors may mean getting screened or tested earlier. Most women will also undergo a breast exam starting in their 40s and 50s.
We are also here to discuss your reproductive health. Every woman has different needs when it comes to family planning. Some women are looking for the right birth control to fit their needs while other women may be planning to become pregnant. Our gynecologist Dr. Hubka can provide you with contraception, prenatal and preconception care, and even discuss ways to manage symptoms of menopause.