Women's Health Specialist

Front Range Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Medical Aesthetics Specialists located in Colorado Springs, CO

Women’s bodies are different than men’s and not surprisingly the issues that affect women’s health are different. From a girl’s first menstrual cycle and first pregnancy to menopause and important cancer screenings, the providers at Front Range Family Medicine in Colorado Springs, Colorado, treat all the issues that are unique and important to women’s health in a safe and trusted environment. Call the office or make an appointment online today.

Women's Health Q&A

What health issues are specific to women?

Not only do women have health issues that are specific to their gender, such as pregnancy, childbirth, and menstrual issues, but there are health conditions that affect women differently than men.

Signs and symptoms of a woman’s heart attack, for example, are different than men’s and, as a result, often go misdiagnosed. The frequency of misdiagnosis is one of the reasons that women have a greater incidence of death following a heart attack than men.

Other health issues specific to women include:

  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Cancer of female organs such as cervical, uterine, and breast cancers
  • Perimenopause and menopause
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Endometriosis

What health issues affect women differently than men?

Many health issues are common to both men and women, but in many cases, the conditions affect women differently and, sometimes, more severely, than men. At Front Range Family Medicine, our physicians have extensive experience treating women and their unique health issues and conditions.

We understand that women experience:

  • An increased rate of depression and anxiety compared to men
  • More serious complications from sexually-transmitted diseases than men
  • Higher frequency of osteoarthritis than men
  • A higher risk of stroke than men
  • More urinary tract problems than men
  • More stress and more serious health consequences from it than men

Additionally, while alcohol abuse is more common among men, the health hazards associated with alcohol abuse are often more serious for women, including an increased risk of breast cancer and heart disease.

What should I expect during a well woman exam?

At Front Range Family Medicine, we care for women of all ages and provide them with the specific care, counseling, and screening they need at each stage of life. At your annual well woman exam, a provider performs a breast and pelvic exam, a Pap smear (depending on your age) and discusses your lifestyle habits, medical history, and sexual practices. It’s important to schedule a well woman exam every year to screen for potential problems early, either through the physical exam or screening labs.