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Maintain Your Health With a Well-woman Exam

New Patient Appointment Request

If you are a new patient, please complete the below information to request an appointment with one of our OB/GYN specialists. One of our staff members will contact you within two business days. If you are a current patient trying to schedule an appointment, please call your healthcare provider's office.

Note: This form does not guarantee you an appointment and should not be used for emergency or same-day requests.

Women have specific health needs and concerns at every stage of their lives. Our caring and knowledgeable gynecologists at Riverview Health understand these needs and offer exceptional well-woman care in Noblesville, IN. An important part of this care is a routine well-woman exam, which is an annual preventive screening for various breast and gynecological conditions and diseases. It’s the perfect time to talk with your doctor about any health concerns you may have, as well as your lifestyle behaviors. During this appointment, your doctor may perform an exam of your breasts and pelvic area.
 
A well-woman exam is recommended for women starting at age 21, and at least once yearly after that. Younger women may have their first exam in their mid-to-late teens if indicated by medical history. An initial visit for younger women between the ages of 13 and 15 can help them build a relationship with a doctor and feel more comfortable discussing their health. This visit generally does not include a pelvic exam unless there’s a medical concern.   

Reasons for a Routine Exam 

The primary reason for a routine check-up is disease prevention. Regular doctor office visits can help your provider detect certain breast and gynecological conditions—mainly cancer—and any preventive measures that can be taken. In addition to health screenings, well-woman exams are a good time for pre-pregnancy counseling and to discuss family planning.

What To Expect During a Well-woman Exam

Depending on your age, a well-woman exam may include: 

  • Pelvic exam to check for abnormalities of the uterus, ovaries or cervix and to screen for cervical cancer
  • Breast exam to screen for unusual lumps or changes as a prevention against breast cancer
  • Discussion about getting a mammogram or bone density scan
  • Pap smear and possibly a test for the human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Screening for sexually transmitted diseases if appropriate
  • Discussion about lifestyle, such as exercise, smoking, nutrition, alcohol consumption and menstrual cycles

Schedule a Check-Up at Riverview Health

Speak with an expert at Riverview Health to learn more about the benefits of a well-woman exam and how this form of preventive medicine can affect your life for the better. To make an appointment for a well-woman exam in Noblesville, IN, find an OB/GYN by calling 317.565.0535 or by completing an online appointment request form.
 
Riverview Health provides comprehensive well-woman exams for people living in Noblesville, Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Sheridan and Westfield.