Women’s Health Specialist

Dr. Al Family and Urgent Care

Family Care & Medical Spa located in Woodbridge, VA

Your women’s health exam — well-woman visit — is a preventive care screening dedicated to the unique medical needs women have. At Dr. Al Family and Urgent Care in Woodbridge, Virginia, you can get all of your women’s health needs met under one roof. Whether your teen daughter needs her first evaluation or you’re due for your annual exam, the dedicated women’s health providers can help. Book your appointment through the website, or call the clinic directly to schedule an appointment.

Women’s Health Q & A

Why are women’s health exams important?

Women’s health exams — or well-woman exams — are an essential part of your health. These preventive care evaluations are tailored to your body, reproductive health, and any concerns you have at the time. Women’s health exams are important to:

  • Check for warning signs of gynecological and breast cancer
  • Screen for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Find options for sexual dysfunction concerns
  • Treat menopause-related symptoms
  • Start or change birth control

The purpose of women’s health care services are to ensure you’re in good health at every age and to provide treatments if you have any health issues. 

Which type of women’s health screenings do I need?

Whether you’re due for an annual well-woman exam or are experiencing new symptoms, Dr. Al Family and Urgent Care providers help you throughout every step of your evaluation. Your doctor may recommend any of the following screenings, based on your age and health history:

  • Hormone level check (through a blood draw)
  • Blood pressure check
  • Breast exam 
  • STD testing  
  • Pelvic exam 
  • Pap smear
  • Mammogram 
  • Urinalysis 
  • Ultrasound 

If you want to get started on a new type of birth control, your doctor at Dr. Al Family and Urgent Care may recommend a pregnancy test first to ensure you aren’t pregnant. They can generally implant intrauterine devices (IUDs) or birth control implants, or write scripts for oral contraception, during the same visit. 

Do I need to do anything to prepare for a women’s health exam?

One of the most helpful things you can do before coming in for your women’s health appointment at Dr. Al Family and Urgent Care is to write down:

  • The first day of your most recent period
  • All concerns or questions you may have
  • Any medications you take; prescription or over-the-counter 

You should also avoid scheduling your women’s health exam during your period, if possible, if you need a Pap test or STD screening. Menstrual flow may affect your tests, which could result in inconclusive results.

Dr. Al Family and Urgent Care offers comprehensive women’s health services for teens, adults, and seniors. Book your women’s health appointment online or over the phone today.