Regular preventive checkups are the best way to stay well and prevent disease. With routine care, small signs and subtle symptoms can be identified early enough to stop them from turning into major health problems.
You can use the time during a preventive visit to ask questions about any concerns you have. Whether you’re worried about diet and exercise, a relationship problem, or you’d like to learn about aesthetic procedures to rejuvenate your appearance, a preventive checkup gives you time to talk with your provider at Fairfax OB-GYN Associates.
During a well woman exam, which is a preventive checkup, your provider updates your health information, checks your blood pressure and weight, and orders blood tests as needed based on your age and health. Some women may need to have their cholesterol and blood sugar levels checked, while others may need more extensive tests.
One of the most important goals of a well woman exam is assessing your risk for chronic diseases. Conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease can be prevented with lifestyle changes when they’re caught at an early stage.
These services are commonly included in a well woman exam:
Your provider at Fairfax OB-GYN Associates lets you know which health screenings you may need based on your age and overall health. The following tests are important for all women:
Bone mineral density test: At any age, women are more likely to develop osteoporosis if they don’t get enough calcium, they’ve had weight loss surgery, or have inflammatory bowel disease. However, all women are at a high risk for osteoporosis after menopause. That’s why women should have a bone mineral density test -- a DEXA test -- at Fairfax OB-GYN Associates when they reach menopause.
Mammogram to test for breast cancer: Women should consider getting a mammogram at the age of 40, or no later than age 50, and continue getting a mammogram every one to two years until age 75.
Fairfax OB-GYN accepts most major insurance plans. Please call any of our offices to inquire about your particular insurance. We also accept self-pay patients and out of network patients and would be glad to assist you in arranging for payment of services. After services are provided, we will be glad to file claims to your insurance company on your behalf. We will assist you in making sure that your insurance pays us timely and appropriately for services we have provided to you. However, please know that ultimately you are financially responsible for payment of bills incurred. Any patient who schedules an appointment and fails to keep that appointment without providing 24 hour notice of cancellation will be responsible for a $50 no show fee. Any inquiries should be directed to the Billing Department at (703) 391-1500.
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