Lenox Medical Clinic
Family Practice & Medical Spa located in Chamblee, GA & Johns Creek, GA
Women have their own specific health needs, and meeting those needs is an area of specialty for board-certified family medicine practitioner Sudha Challa, MD, at Lenox Medical Clinic. The team provides a variety of women's health services as well as management of complex conditions. Book an appointment by calling the office in Chamblee or Johns Creek, Georgia, or using the online scheduling tool.
Women's Health Q & A
What is women’s health?
Women’s health is an area of medical practice focused on delivering the care that women need as they move through the phases of life.
There are numerous aspects of women’s health. While much of the focus is on your reproductive health, there are also areas of women’s health that align more with general health needs.
Some examples of women’s health topics include:
- Preventing heart disease
- Abnormal bleeding
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Birth control
- Sexual health
- Cancer screening
- Menopause care
- Preventing and treating STDs
- Uterine fibroids
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Fertility care
These are just some of the issues addressed through women’s health services. Your care is always centered on your specific set of needs and the focus will shift as you move through the phases of life.
What is a well-woman exam?
A well-woman exam is an important component of preventive health. These annual visits are an opportunity for your provider at Lenox Medical Clinic to check for signs of disease. They’re also a chance for you to express any concerns you have and ask questions about health and wellness topics.
A Pap smear can be part of a well-woman exam. This simple test looks for signs of cervical cancer and can catch cancer in the earliest stages when treatment is most effective. You likely won’t need a Pap smear every year.
If your provider suggests a pelvic exam, you’ll rest comfortably on the exam table or chair as they use a device called a speculum to gently separate the walls of your vagina. This allows a visual inspection of your vaginal, cervical, and other tissues to check for areas of concern.
More in-depth screenings are available if needed.
How do I prepare for a women’s health visit?
If this is your first visit with the Lenox Medical Clinic team, bring an overview of your personal and family health history.
Be sure to include a list of all medications and supplements you’re taking. This information can help your provider determine which screenings are right for you.
If you have questions or areas of concern, feel free to bring in a written list of topics to talk about with your doctor. It’s easy to overlook something while you’re working with your practitioner, and having everything in writing helps ensure you get the answers and information you need to thrive.
If you’re overdue for a well-woman exam or need other women's health services, book your appointment at Lenox Medical Clinic online or by phone today.
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