Well-Woman Care

What is an Annual Well-Woman Exam?

An annual well-woman exam is a routine examination of a female who is, in general, not having any current gynecologic health issues.   These routine visits are scheduled separately from a visit to address specific problem health issues.

A routine, annual well-woman exam consists of the following. All items are recorded in the visit notes:

*Measure height
*Record weight
*Take blood pressure
*Update personal and family medical history
*Update surgical history
*Update current medications and medication history
*Update allergies
*Update reproductive history
*Update social history
*Physical exam including but not limited to:

  • Appearance (face, eyes, neck. skin)
  • Breast
  • Abdomen
  • Vagina, urethra, cervix, uterus, ovaries and lymph nodes

*General discussion regarding findings during exam and general counseling about health and well-being
*Pap smear (if needed)
*HPV testing (if applicable)
*Ordering of routine blood work (if applicable)
*Ordering of other routine testing such as mammography (if needed)
*Refill of maintenance medications