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Women's Health Specialist

Personal Touch Medical Center

Family Physician located in Fairburn, GA

Your sexual and reproductive health as a woman involves many parts and requires regular check-ups and care. At Personal Touch Medical Center in Fairburn, Georgia, Latasha Burgess, MD, and the team perform pelvic exams, cervical cancer screenings, and breast cancer screenings during women’s health visits. They can also answer your questions about your health in a private, non-judgmental setting. Book your next women’s health visit by phone or online at Personal Touch Medical Center today.

Women's Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

Women’s health refers to the sex-specific health care needs of women and girls. It primarily focuses on your sexual and reproductive health. During a women’s health exam at Personal Touch Medical Center, you can confide in the team about your health concerns and take part in a physical exam.

Women’s health visits evaluate the health and functioning of the following specific organs and systems:

  • Vulva
  • Vagina
  • Cervix
  • Uterus
  • Fallopian tubes
  • Ovaries
  • Urinary tract

During a women’s health visit, you can also address concerns related to puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, perimenopause, and menopause.

Which conditions affect women specifically?

As a woman, you experience several natural processes related to your sexual and reproductive functioning that men don’t experience. These include your menstrual cycle, ovulation, and menopause, or the end of your menstrual cycle.

Throughout all of these phases, you can experience complications and symptoms like heavy bleeding, irregular bleeding, and hormone imbalances. The team at Personal Touch Medical Center can answer your questions and provide treatment, like hormonal birth control, if necessary.

There are also serious health conditions that affect only women’s reproductive organs or affect women differently than men. The team at Personal Touch Medical Center can diagnose and treat:

  • Endometriosis
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

They can also help you with family planning and birth control so you can decide if or when you’re ready to get pregnant.

What happens during a well-woman exam?

An important part of maintaining your health as a woman is getting annual women’s wellness exams or well-woman exams. The team at Personal Touch Medical Center provides well-woman exams, which include:

Pelvic exam

During a pelvic exam, your provider opens your vaginal canal with a tool called a speculum to physically view your cervix and vagina. They press on your abdomen and pelvis to feel for abnormalities in your uterus and ovaries.

Cervical cancer screening (Pap smear)

A cervical cancer screening is also called a Pap smear. Your provider takes a sample of cells from your cervix to test them for abnormalities that could indicate cancer.

Breast cancer screenings

The team performs clinical breast exams on women of any age to check for lumps and other textural changes in breast tissue. Breast cancer screenings, also called mammograms, are imaging tests that you should get regularly after age 40.

To schedule your next women’s health check-up, call Personal Touch Medical Center, or reserve an appointment online today.