Women's Health Specialist

Marlenny Feliz-Cruz, MD, PA

Primary Care located in Pembroke Pines, FL

Women carry their own set of unique health challenges and therefore deserve a personalized approach from a doctor who’s knowledgeable about women’s health. Marlenny Feliz-Cruz’s, MD, PA, provides screenings and treatments for female-specific issues involving the breasts and reproductive systems. If you’re looking for a primary care provider in Pembroke Pines, Florida, who also offers women’s health services, contact Dr. Feliz-Cruz online or by phone to set up an appointment.

Women's Health Q & A

What women’s health services do you offer?

Women have unique body compositions and health considerations. Dr. Feliz-Cruz strives to provide quality women’s care, including:

  • Well-woman exams
  • Breast exams
  • Gynecologic exams
  • Reproductive cancer screenings
  • Osteoporosis screening, prevention, and treatment
  • Treatment of menopause with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Chronic Fatigue

What are the top threats to women’s health?

The top causes of death for adult women in the US include:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Chronic lower-respiratory disease
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Accidental injury

Dr. Feliz-Cruz provides services to help you avoid these tragic conditions. Through regular screenings and lab work, she takes a preventive stance toward women’s health issues. She can also help you reduce your controllable risk factors for disease through:

  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Stress reduction

Those simple preventive methods effectively improve your quality of life.

What happens during a well-woman exam?

At your well-woman exam, Dr. Feliz-Cruz asks about your personal and family medical history as well as your sexual history. She asks if you have any concerns such as pain during intercourse or low libido.

Then, Dr. Feliz-Cruz takes your vital signs and provides a physical examination. She checks your abdomen and lymph nodes and listens to your heart and lungs. Depending on your age and health status, she may perform a pelvic exam, Pap smear, or breast exam.

If your sexual history indicates concerns, Dr. Feliz-Cruz may order lab work to test for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Most STDs are detectable through blood tests or urinalysis.

The well-woman exam isn’t a replacement for your yearly physical; however, many women schedule both at the same time. Feel free to bring up any health concerns you have to Dr. Feliz-Cruz at your well-woman exam because she can coordinate your care.

What screenings are recommended for women?

Dr. Feliz-Cruz takes your current health and medical history into consideration to determine how often you should get a screening. Current recommendations for most women include:

  • A pelvic exam every year for women over 21
  • A Pap test every three years for women ages 21-29
  • Women ages 30-64 should get a Pap and HPV test every five years
  • Clinical breast exams every year for women over 40
  • Women ages 20-39 should have a clinical breast exam every 1-3 years

If you’re looking for a primary care provider who also offers women’s health services, contact Marlenny Feliz-Cruz, MD, PA online or by phone.