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Women's Health Specialist

Stephen Renzi Medical PC

Family Physicians & Private Medical Practices located in Troy, PA

Female anatomy is very different from that of a male, which is why women's health is such an important area of care. It ensures that your physical and emotional health needs are met, no matter whether you identify as a woman or not. The team at Stephen Renzi Medical PC offers women's health exams at their offices in Conshohocken and Troy, Pennsylvania. When did you last schedule a routine checkup? Call the office today to book yours or request an appointment online.

Women's Health Q & A

What is women's health?

Women's health focuses on those aspects of physical and emotional wellbeing that affect anyone with female anatomy, even if they don't identify as a woman. A women's health exam comprehensively covers the following:

  • Pap smear
  • Hormone changes and hormonal therapy
  • Breast exams
  • Pelvic exam
  • Cancer screenings
  • Vaccinations
  • Family planning
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Overall physical health

The providers at Stephen Renzi Medical PC consider your age, medical history, and family history when assessing your women's health needs.

How do women's health needs change with age?

As you get older, your body goes through several physical and hormonal changes that affect the care you need. 

20s and 30s

From age 20, you should have cholesterol checks every five years, and blood pressure checks every two. Aim to have a physical every five years, and you can update your immunizations at the same time. From age 21, you should have a Pap smear every three years and an annual breast examination. 

From age 30, your Pap smear can move to every five years, and your doctor typically combines it with a Human papillomavirus (HPV) test. 

40s and 60s

Most of the tests you have in your 20s and 30s continue into your 40s. You should now schedule physical exams every one to five years. Once you turn 50, your doctor starts screening you annually for breast cancer and colon cancer — although you can request a screening at any age. 

Most women also begin menopause at this time, and your doctor guides you through the process and helps ease the symptoms.

Over 65

Your doctor checks your cholesterol every three to five years and your blood pressure annually. They also recommend pneumonia and shingles immunizations. You're more at risk of developing osteoporosis in your 60s, so your doctor may recommend a bone density test too.

These timings are just a guide. Your provider adjusts your women's health care if you have a health condition or are at high risk of developing one.

Do I have to attend a women's health check?

For some, a women's health check is more vital than for others. If you're over 50, have a long-term health condition, a family history of disease, or are due to have surgery soon, a routine exam allows you to stay on top of your health status.

Schedule your women's health appointment at Stephen Renzi Medical PC today. Call the office or book online.