Women’s Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

Women’s health refers to the special health care needs specific to women. Because of your reproductive system and gender-specific health needs, including pregnancy and menopause, you require highly specialized medical care.

While men and women experience many of the same health issues, such as depression and heart disease, your symptoms are different and require a trained professional who understands how best to manage your health issues.

Dr. Rowland and his team at Boca General & Family Medicine specialize in women’s health and provide you with the care you need, along with the kindness and compassion you expect from your primary care physician.

What can I expect during a women’s health exam?

Dr. Rowland and his team provide comprehensive examinations for women – specific to your gender, health needs, and age. In addition to your physical exam, the team at Boca General & Family Medicine also offers Pap smears, a screening test that looks for abnormalities in cervical cells that may indicate early signs of cancer. Identifying cervical cancer early improves your overall outcome.

Dr. Rowland is also an expert in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Childbirth and menopause can affect hormone balance and lead to a number of symptoms, including:

  • Depression
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Low libido
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue

Bioidentical hormone replacement is a more natural hormone replacement option for you that helps restore your hormone levels and relieve your symptoms. Dr. Rowland can determine if you would benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy after an examination and special hormone-level blood test.

What is a physician-supervised weight loss plan?

The team at Boca General & Family Medicine understands that many women struggle with their weight and offers a physician-supervised weight loss plan to help you achieve your weight loss goals using the human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) diet. This diet plan helps you lose weight quickly with the use of hormone injections that stimulate fat loss and control your appetite. You also follow a diet plan that helps make meal planning simple.

For management of all your women’s health needs from a medical team that cares about you, call Boca General & Family Medicine today, or request an appointment online.