Women's Health Specialist

Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc.

Family Medicine & Board Certified Family Medicine Physicians located in Sherman Oaks, CA

Attending routine women’s health appointments is one of the best ways to prevent serious medical complications from occurring. At Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc. in Sherman Oaks, California, board-certified family medicine physician Donna Cashdan, DO, and her team offer comprehensive women’s health services to ensure optimal health and wellness. Schedule your women’s health exam by calling the office or booking online today.

Women's Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

Women’s health at Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc. includes preventive services, medical evaluations, diagnoses, and treatments for many common health problems affecting women. The team offers wellness checkups, physical examinations, Pap smears, sick visits, and more to optimize your health.

What are some women’s health issues?

The goal at Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc. is to prevent women’s health problems or detect them before serious complications arise. Examples of health issues you might encounter include:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical or ovarian cancer
  • Gynecological problems
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Osteoporosis
  • Irregular or heavy periods
  • STDs

When left untreated, some of these women’s health problems can diminish your quality of life and increase your risk of bone fractures, anemia, heart problems, nerve damage, unwanted weight gain, or infertility. 

What should I expect during a women’s health checkup?

When you arrive at Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc., for your exam, friendly staff members greet you. They check your blood pressure, weight, pulse, and other vital signs. Your provider discusses your medical history and symptoms.

They complete a comprehensive physical examination, including a breast exam, pelvic exam, and Pap test as needed. During this procedure, your family medicine specialist inserts a speculum into your vagina to obtain a sample of cervical cells. A lab analyzes the sample and looks for signs of cancer.

Your provider might recommend you undergo a urine test, blood test, EKG, allergy or asthma tests, STD tests, a mammogram, ultrasound, or other imaging procedures to detect or rule out specific women’s health issues. They answer any questions or concerns you may have and never rush you through your appointments. 

What are my women’s health treatment options?

If you’re in good health, continue practicing healthy lifestyle habits to reduce your risk of future problems. If you do need treatment or medical attention, the Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc. team offers:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Medical weight management
  • Immunizations
  • Birth control
  • Prescription medications
  • Further diagnostic testing
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Specialist referrals as needed

If you’re due for an annual women’s health exam, book an appointment with Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc. by calling the office or booking online today.