The Well Woman’s exam encompasses annual screening of the female patient at all ages. It is intended to focus on preventive health in the area of the female reproductive tract as well as all organ systems.
Dr. Salisbury looks at wellness not only physical but emotional wellbeing. She will review things in an open manner and make referrals when needed. Screening should begin in adolescence and continue until a woman is in her later years. Each decade brings new challenges and issues to be addressed and Dr. Salisbury will offer appropriate health care surveillance depending on the age of the patient.
Annual screening includes history, physical, cervical cancer screening, breast health, thyroid screening, weight assessment, blood pressure and blood work and urinalysis as needed. The total spectrum of the patient’s life is discussed to ensure Wellness that is comprehensive. Coordination with primary care physicians for a team approach to health is encouraged.