Today, women are busier than ever, and taking time out for an annual checkup is critical to protecting your health and well-being. Jatin Bhatt, MD, and Chong Tak, MD, lead the team at St. Francis Multispecialty Medical Group, where they provide comprehensive women’s health care services to women of all ages. The team is committed to helping you improve and maintain your health as well as reduce your risk of many diseases and chronic conditions. Call the office in Lynwood, California, or request an appointment online today.
There are many reasons why you should make time in your busy schedule for a women’s health check. First, many health issues don’t cause symptoms in their early — and more easily treatable — stages. You can have preventive health screenings, like Pap smears and blood pressure monitoring, that can show signs of illness long before you begin to experience any symptoms.
Second, regular physicals and wellness allow you and your doctor to check in on your health. You can ask questions about any changes you’ve noticed in your health and well-being and get customized advice on changes you can make to improve your health and reduce your risk of serious illness.
And finally, having annual checkups with your trusted physician enables them to make records of your health so that if something does change, they will know right away and can provide advice and medical care to restore your health.
Women’s health appointments are similar to an annual physical. Dr. Bhatt measures your weight, height, and blood pressure. Then he performs a physical exam and discusses your personal and family medical history.
In addition to the routine physical exam, Dr. Bhatt performs a breast exam, pelvic exam, and, if necessary, a Pap smear.
You can talk to Dr. Bhatt about any of your health concerns or changes you’ve noticed. He may have requested blood work before your appointment, and you’ll discuss the results of any lab testing. He lets you know if your results are normal and what you can do to improve your health. Dr. Bhatt can also offer suggestions and support to help you make healthier lifestyle choices.
Heart disease is the most prevalent cause of death for American women today. Other health concerns include:
Dr. Bhatt offers thorough health screenings and preventive care to help you improve your health and reduce your risk of developing these and other diseases.
If you’re due for your annual women’s health visit or want advice on how to improve and maintain your health, call or request an appointment online today.