Women's Health Specialist

Salient Health Primary Care

Primary Care Practice & Addiction Medicine Physicians located in Goodlettsville, TN

Women have specific health needs, and finding the right women’s health provider is an essential part of living an active, healthy life. For women in and around Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Salient Health Primary Care is an outstanding resource for high-quality women’s health care. Booking your visit is as simple as a phone call or a few moments on the online scheduling page.

Women's Health Q&A

What is women’s health?

Women have a unique set of health needs, and far too many women place those needs at the end of a long to-do list. It’s easy to let the obligations of career, family, and community overtake your own health needs, but working with a skilled women’s health practitioner is an important part of feeling your best each and every day. 

Reproductive health is a large focus within women’s health visits, but there are also many other issues to address. Women have high rates of heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes. Learning how to reduce your risk of these chronic health issues is a part of overall health and wellness.  

What happens during women’s health visits?

Also called well-woman exams, women’s health visits share some similarities with routine physical exams. Expect quick assessments of your height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing function. 

The information gathered during your visit is added to your personal medical record. Over time, this living document enables your physician to track changes and identify potentially troublesome trends in your health. 

A pelvic exam is part of routine well-woman exams. This exam allows the provider to check your vagina and cervix for signs of tissue abnormalities. Pap smear testing can be performed during your pelvic exam and is a powerful tool for diagnosing cervical cancer in the earliest possible stages. 

There’s also time built into the exam to discuss any questions or concerns you have regarding your health and wellness. 

What kinds of topics can I broach during women’s health visits?

One of the reasons it’s so important to find a women’s health provider you trust is the ability to ask questions about topics that can sometimes be difficult to discuss with your primary care provider. Nothing is off-limits when it comes to interacting with your doctor, and you should feel free to broach any subject you like. 

Some of the topics covered during well-woman exams include:

  • Abnormal menstrual bleeding
  • Birth control methods
  • STD testing and prevention
  • Infertility
  • Sexual health
  • Lack of libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Postpartum concerns
  • Menopause symptoms

This is far from a comprehensive list. Virtually any topic that relates to sexual health, reproductive health, or general health can be covered during these personalized visits. 

If you’re overdue for a women’s health visit, call Salient Health Primary Care today to set up an appointment. Online booking is also an option and can be done from the comfort of home, any time of day or night.