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Well Woman Care Specialist

Generations Women's Healthcare

Gynecology located in Norton, OH & Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Wellness exams are an invaluable investment in your overall health and well-being. Susan Clark, MD, and Lindsay Smith, PA-C, at Generations Women’s Healthcare, located in Norton and Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, provide outstanding, patient-focused care for women of all ages. Whether you’re a young adult, enjoying middle age, or heading confidently toward menopause, you gain significant benefits from routine well-woman care. Schedule your well-woman exam today by calling the nearest office or making an appointment online.

Well Woman Care Q&A

What is well-woman care?

Well-woman care focuses on health issues unique to women. It includes routine wellness exams that allow more time than a routine follow-up visit or medication check-up to address health issues or concerns women experience.

The extra time provides ample opportunity to discuss concerns or questions you may have about birth control, fertility, or sexual health. 

Topics such as difficulty losing weight, stress related to parenting, or worries you have about the effects of aging are also open for discussion during well-woman wellness exams at Generations Women’s Healthcare.

Routine health screenings are also an important focus of women’s wellness, which may include:

  • Breast exam
  • Pelvic exam with Pap smear to check for cervical cancer
  • Bone density testing
  • Testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Specialized screening for women considering pregnancy
  • Hormone evaluation related to menopause
  • Routine lab tests to screen for diabetes, thyroid disorder, and anemia
  • Routine lab tests to screen for other medical conditions
  • Cologuard® noninvasive colon cancer screening test

Advanced DNA testing available at Generations Women’s Healthcare also offers crucial insight into your hereditary health risks.

What information can DNA testing provide regarding my health risks?

Diagnostic genetic testing at Generations Women’s Healthcare includes:

Myriad MyRisk™ Hereditary Cancer genetic testing

Myriad is the established leader in the field of hereditary cancer genetic testing with over 25 years of experience and over 2.5 million people tested.

MyRisk genetic testing provides information regarding your risk of developing seven hereditary cancers that can affect women, including:

  • Breast
  • Ovarian
  • Gastric
  • Colorectal
  • Pancreatic
  • Melanoma (skin cancer)
  • Endometrial

Natera™ Horizon™ advanced carrier screening

The Horizon carrier screening is a DNA test that provides information on your chance of having a child with cystic fibrosis, fragile X syndrome, sickle cell disease, and other genetic disorders.

Natera™ Empower™ hereditary cancer test

Empower analyzes your genes to determine your risk for common hereditary cancers.

Test results are not a guarantee that you will or will not develop cancer or have a baby with genetic disorders. The information can prove invaluable; however, in determining your future health risks and ensuring you receive adequate preventive screening throughout your life, Genetic carrier testing can help guide your decisions regarding pregnancy.  

What treatments does well-woman care include?

The specialists at Generations Women’s Healthcare care for numerous issues unique to women’s health, including:

  • Birth control 
  • Hormone therapy and other care for perimenopause and menopause
  • Treatment for conditions such as uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts
  • Endometriosis evaluation and treatment
  • Age-appropriate immunizations
  • Osteoporosis screening and treatment
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Evaluation and treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding

When necessary, your Generations Women’s Healthcare provider can also work with your cardiologist, primary care physician, fertility specialist, oncologist, and other members of your care team to ensure continuity of care.

Schedule your well-woman care visit today by calling Generations Women’s Healthcare or making an appointment online.