It’s essential to follow a good wellness plan to keep yourself looking and feeling your best at all stages of life. Laura Kuperman, MD, is a skilled gynecologist dedicated to offering women in her care the highest quality services available through well-woman exams. For an experienced and trusted gynecologist, call the office in Forest Hills, New York, or schedule a well-woman exam online today.
Regular well-woman check-ups with Dr. Kuperman are an essential aspect of preventive medicine that helps her detect serious health issues early on. This regular appointment enables Dr. Kuperman to establish a baseline for your health when you’re well, which helps her identify possible problems in the future.
During your appointment, Dr. Kuperman assesses your overall health through a comprehensive medical examination that includes discussing your personal and family medical history. This testing includes checking your blood pressure, heart rate, and weight as well as watching for potential health risks like diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
In addition to your physical examination, Dr. Kuperman also performs a breast and pelvic exam, a Pap smear and offers birth control solutions, oral contraceptive or IUD placement, as well as management solutions for menopause.
If necessary Dr. Kuperman will perform an ultrasound.
A Pap smear, or Pap test, is a gynecological screening for cervical cancer.
Your cervix is at the lower end of your uterus. The primary way to detect and prevent cervical cancer early is through Pap testing.
Dr. Kuperman performs your Pap smear during your pelvic exam. Regular Pap tests usually begin at age 21 or when become sexually active, but she works with you to determine screening recommendations based on your unique needs.
An IUD is a form of long-term birth control that’s placed in your uterus to prevent pregnancy.
Dr. Kuperman places your IUD during an office visit in a procedure similar to a Pap smear. After using a speculum to hold your vaginal walls open, she inserts the IUD into your uterus. This procedure typically takes about five minutes.
Changes in your estrogen levels due to menopause can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, such as vaginal dryness, mood swings, and sleep disorders.
Dr. Kuperman offers various treatments to ease your symptoms, including medications, vaginal estrogens or other forms of hormone therapies, or lifestyle changes, such as relaxation techniques, eating a balanced diet, and getting enough exercise.
For women’s health care personalized to your unique needs, call Laura Kuperman, MD, or schedule a well-woman exam online today.