Well Woman Exam Specialist

Desiree Butter, MD -  - Family Medicine Physician

Colonnades Family Medicine

Desiree Butter, MD

Family Medicine Physician & Aesthetic Specialist located in Wexford, PA

Scheduling your annual well woman exam is important for both family planning and preventive care. Contact Dr. Desiree Butter, MD, at Colonnades Family Medicine in Wexford, Pennsylvania, to stop in for a quick, routine exam. In addition to providing overall healthcare services, Dr. Butter can provide the same thorough well woman exam in one comprehensive visit, without having to schedule a separate OB/GYN appointment.

Well Woman Exam Q & A

What is a well woman exam?

A well woman exam is an overall health exam of your reproductive health. Throughout the exam, Dr. Butter will discuss changes in your body or overall health and future life plan to determine the customized care plan best suited for you.

Regular check-ins also include the following as a baseline to check for common health conditions and risk factors:

  • Breast exam: A full visual and physical inspection of the breasts and breast tissue is performed to check for unusual lumps or bumps as well as any patient concerns. Women over the age of 18 should receive regular breast exams by Dr. Butter, as well as perform at-home breast examinations on themselves, to spot any noticeable changes over time.
  • Pelvic exam and pap smear: Dr. Butter will ensure patients are comfortable throughout each step of the exam, including a full pelvic exam and pap smear. A pelvic exam looks at the overall health of the vagina, uterus, and ovaries. This is essential to identifying and preventing various forms of ovarian cancers, STDs and other conditions impacting a woman's reproductive health.

What does a well woman exam look for?

A well woman exam is vital to preventing and treating various forms of breast and ovarian cancers, other forms of cancer, STDs, and conditions that impact family planning and childbirth.

Dr. Butter can also provide information about the latest preventive measures, such as vaccines and forms of birth control that are right for you.

How often do you need well woman exam?

Typically, women should start receiving regular well woman exams at the age of sexual maturity, or when they become sexually active. Dr. Butter recommends receiving a routine exam once a year to evaluate changes in feminine health and discuss preventative measures.

New vaccines and medical advancements are released regularly and can be added to your routine exam each year.

Call or book online today to schedule your annual well woman exam with Dr. Butter. Get all of your routine physicals and necessary health exams in one place with the compassionate, knowledgeable medical care team at Colonnades Family Medicine.