The physicians and staff at Northwest OB-GYN pride themselves in providing the most kind and compassionate care possible. We provide care for women from adolescence through menopause and provide extensive general, preventative and specialized gynecologic care. In addition to basic office visits, we also perform many procedures in the office, including colposcopy, LEEP, endometrial ablation, tubal sterilization and urodynamics. We are also experts in minimally invasive surgery to treat many different kinds of problems.
Well Woman Care
Your annual well-woman exam is vital to your health, even if you look and feel healthy. The physicians and staff at Northwest OB-GYN strive to make this exam as safe and comfortable as possible. This preventative care exam screens for cancer and other problems that are often undetectable otherwise. It is very important that every woman be seen on an annual basis. If you are overdue or otherwise in need of an annual exam or pap test, please contact us now.
An annual well-woman exam includes:
- Review of your medical history
- Discussion with your physician about any concerns
- A physical exam, including breast and pelvic exam
- Pap smear (if needed)
- Blood pressure check
- Additional tests as necessary for your optimal care
Menopause is the stage in a woman’s life when menstruation stops and she can no longer bear children. During menopause, the body produces less of the female hormones, estrogen and progesterone. After menopause, the lower hormone levels cause the monthly menstrual periods to stop and gradually eliminate the possibility of becoming pregnant. These fluctuations in hormone levels may also cause troublesome symptoms, such as hot flashes (a sudden sensation of warmth, sometimes associated with flushing, and often followed by sweating) and sleep disturbance. Sometimes women experience other symptoms, such as vaginal dryness.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we encourage you to call and make an appointment with one of our experienced physicians or providers. We look forward to discussing possible treatment options that may be available to you.
Beginning in 2016 we are pleased to offer the MonaLisa Touch Laser Treatment, an FDA approved non-hormonal treatment for such symptoms as vaginal dryness, vulvar irritations, and related tenderness and painful intercourse. Contact our office at 509-455-5050 for an appointment and visit our specific website for this new procedure at monalisaspokane.com.