Annual Health Exams 2017-01-12T23:58:01+00:00

Annual Health Exams

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One of the keys to lifelong health

At Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare, our practitioners are committed to providing lifelong healthcare to all women. Annual health exams are a key step towards maintaining a healthy, happy body and mind throughout your life.

Too many women put off or skip their annual health exams. This often results in missed diagnoses of potentially serious conditions and uncertainty about the future of their bodies and their health.

We encourage women of all ages to schedule yearly health and wellness exams. We’ll treat you with compassion and respect and look forward to helping you on your life’s journey, wherever it takes you.

The Importance of Annual Exams

Your annual health exam can help you improve the quality of your life. It may even save your life! Through conversation with one of our experienced healthcare providers and a variety of diagnostic tests, our annual Well Woman Exams can assist in the early diagnosis of conditions like:

Meeting with Your Practitioner

Your health and comfort are our top priorities. When you meet with a physician, nurse-midwife or other practitioner at Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare, you’ll be meeting with someone who truly cares about your needs.

We’re trained to listen, not lecture. In addition to using the latest diagnostic tests and exams, we want to hear about your health and find out what’s happening in your life. We know that a woman’s physical and mental health can be affected by:

  • Difficulties (and successes) at work
  • Changes in home life
  • Loss of a loved one
  • The natural aging process
  • Other stresses or challenges at the office or at home

By getting to know you as a person, not just a collection of test results, we’ll be able to help you develop a better understanding of your health, your body, and what the future might hold.

Are you ready to take control of your health?

Call Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare today at (540) 438-1314

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What to Expect

Your annual health exam is a once-a-year visit with your primary care provider to check on your general health, monitor changes in chronic conditions, and discuss your overall health and well-being.

As part of your annual health exam, your practitioner will:

  • Perform a physical exam including breast exams and a pap smear to check for breast and cervical cancers
  • Review your medical and family history to identify possible risk factors
  • Ask about your home and work life to determine if any environmental factors may be affecting your health
  • Discuss the medications and supplements you’re taking, their effectiveness, and possible alternatives
  • Help you develop a better understanding of your sexual health and fertility
  • Recommend additional diagnostic tests based on your health needs

Above all, your annual exam is about you.

If you have a concern or question about your health, we’re here to help. Our practitioners are caring, compassionate and want you to be healthy. That’s what you should expect when you schedule an annual health exam at Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Will insurance pay for my annual health exam?
Most forms of insurance cover a yearly health exam, but you may be responsible for a co-pay. We accept a variety of plans from insurance companies like Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Medicaid, United and we are members of the Valley Health Plan and Multiplan networks. Call our office at (540) 438-1314 for more information.

2. Do I need to prepare for my exam?
You should come prepared with a list of medications you’re taking and be ready to discuss any changes in your health or questions you have about your health.

3. How long does an annual health exam take?
Your health exam will take 1-2 hours to complete. Additionally, depending on the tests ordered full results may not be available for several days.

See What our Patients are Saying

Amazing place to go! All of the doctors have listened to me and taken my concerns seriously!

I would never want to go anywhere else again.

Michelle Windsor
Thank you!. The practitioners at Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare went out of their way to help me! I couldn’t believe it! I appreciate your wonderful service
Jeannie Staib

Get in touch

Call Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare today at (540) 438-1314

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