Wellness Exam

Women possess distinctive health requirements, and wellness exams provide the ideal platform to address those needs. Dr. Meryl E. Kahan, MD, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, takes pride in catering to the health of residents in the Little Neck and Douglaston neighborhoods of Queens, New York City, as well as the Great Neck area of Nassau County, through her dedicated practice at SheMD. Scheduling a visit is a simple process, requiring just a phone call or a brief online appointment.

Wellness Exam Q & A

A woman’s wellness exam, commonly referred to as a well-woman exam, is a yearly preventive health appointment with your OBGYN. These visits provide an opportunity for you to undergo age-appropriate screenings and address your overall health. Additionally, they serve as a platform for asking questions and receiving guidance on any health concerns. Regular check-ins with your practitioner ensure you stay abreast of advancements in women’s health and receive trustworthy advice from a provider familiar with both you and your personal health history.

The initial phase involves swiftly collecting your vital signs, followed by a discussion of any health changes since your last visit. For those undergoing their first well-woman exam at SheMD, a comprehensive review of personal and family health histories is conducted.

Subsequently, Dr. Kahan conducts a pelvic exam. Positioned on the exam table or chair with your feet in stirrups, a speculum is used to gently separate vaginal walls, facilitating a visual examination of vaginal tissue and part of the cervix for potential abnormalities. As part of this process, a Pap smear might be performed—a straightforward test examining cervical cells for cancerous changes.

Additionally, a breast exam may be included. Feel free to inquire about home breast tissue self-examinations for routine cancer screening. The visit also allocates time for you to pose questions or voice concerns, fostering an open and informative dialogue.

Your well-woman exams are an open forum where no topic is off-limits. Dr. Kahan is dedicated to addressing any questions you may have about women’s health or general well-being. Some of the common issues discussed during women’s wellness visits encompass:

  • Contraception (birth control)
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Sexual health
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Sexually transmitted disease prevention, screening, and treatment
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Vaginal discharge

These represent just a selection of the subjects you may choose to explore during your annual well-woman exams. The key to maximizing the benefit of these visits is cultivating a trusting relationship with Dr. Kahan.

When you’re ready to book your next visit, simply call the office during normal business hours or schedule online in just a few clicks.


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