Women have unique body compositions and health considerations. Dr. Feliz-Cruz strives to provide quality women’s care, including:
The top causes of death for adult women in the US include:
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:
Those simple preventive methods effectively improve your quality of life.
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.
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:
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.