Gynecological examinations and services in Chicago an important part of health and wellbeing
We live in a society in which “health and wellness” are often discussed. These terms are buzz words in the marketing world, but what they really mean will be different for every person. A woman, in particular, tends to become very busy taking care of others. The responsibility to ensure healthy food is in the fridge and all the kids get to their activities may lie largely on her plate. As such, busy women often put off their own needs for quality health care.
A woman’s health consists of more than diet and exercise, and extends far beyond the size that she wears. At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates we believe the gynecological examinations and services are also vital to our patients’ health. In our Chicago office, we provide a high standard of care that seeks to sustain optimal health.
In the field of gynecology, the focus of care is on the reproductive system of the female anatomy. For many women, gynecological care is their primary form of annual medical care. For this reason, it is crucial that a woman choose a gynecological team with whom she feels very comfortable. Our physicians and nursing staff have been focused on women’s health for many years. We provide a vast menu of services in an environment that is professional and friendly. It is our hope that through outstanding care we can help our patients enjoy healthy, vital bodies.
Gynecological care includes a variety of services, including pelvic exams and pap smear testing. We also consult with our patients regarding testing for STDS, birth control, family planning, fertility, abnormal uterine bleeding, sexual dysfunction, menopausal symptoms and more.
While it is important to maintain annual visits with your gynecologist, there may also be instances that call for additional care. These include:
- Unusual or severe bleeding or pain with menstruation
- Pain, sores, or itching in the external genitalia or the vagina
- Abnormal vaginal discharge
- Bleeding or spotting in between periods
- Pelvic, vaginal, or chronic abdominal pain
- Changes in breast tissue
Women in the Chicago area have a team of experts who can help them quickly deal with unexpected gynecological concerns. For more information about the services offered in our women’s health practice, contact us directly at 312-440-9400.