Stay Well Health Medical Care PC -  - Obstetrician

Leonard Emma, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY & Staten Island Mall, Staten Island, NY

Well Woman Exam & Contraception

Having a physical exam each year is a part of maintaining optimal overall health. At his practice, Stay Well Health Medical Care, Dr. Emma offers well woman exams to New York City, NY area patients as well as access to contraception. Dr. Emma sees patients at locations in Fulton, Brooklyn, Staten Island Mall, and Queens.

Well Woman Exam & Contraception Q & A

by Leonard Emma, MD

What happens at a well-woman exam?

A yearly health exam conducted by Dr. Emma will typically include an(n):

  • overall physical health assessment, including measuring weight, height, and blood pressure
  • update of medical history in addition to work and lifestyle activities
  • review of past conditions and treatments employed
  • update to supplements and medications¬†
  • update of necessary immunizations
  • pap smear and pelvic exam, which will be used to check for any abnormalities in the reproductive system, especially the uterus and cervix
  • breast exam to identify areas of concern in the breast tissue which could be a sign of cancer
  • evaluation of necessary screening tests, such as a mammogram

At a "Well Woman" exam, patients will also have the opportunity to discuss health concerns with Dr. Emma and inquire about birth control if desired.

What happens if a problem discovered?

Some problems are found following a pap smear, and if this is the case, Dr. Emma can suggest an array of treatments and options. More intensive treatments will typically begin that same day and treatments could be a continuous process. However, this is not always true; treatment could be as simple as a prescription. If the results reveal a concern, Dr. Emma will go over them thoroughly and discuss any treatments required with each patient. It is important to remember that abnormal results do not always mean there is a serious problem, so patients should not overly worry.

What are oral contraceptives?

Oral contraceptives, or birth control pills, are used by women to stop a pregnancy from occurring. Progestin and estrogen, hormones produced in the body, are the primary ingredients in oral contraceptives. These hormones prevent the ovulation and alter the uterine lining, called the endometrium. They also change the mucus at the cervix to stop the entrance of sperm. Birth control pills can also be utilized by Dr. Emma to help patients who are dealing with abnormal or painful menstrual periods, a condition referred to as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). They have even been shown to improve hormone-related acne.

What is an IUD?

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a soft, plastic tool inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. IUDs usually work by either releasing a small amount of progestin levonorgestrel into the bloodstream or a copper coil has been placed around the stem which acts as a spermicide.

Insurance

For your convenience we work with you and your insurance company so you may receive the maximum benefits allowed by your policy. There is by no means a complete list of insurance providers as there are hundreds of insurers out there. We do accept Medicare, various Medicaid programs, HMO, and private plans. Please call our offices to confirm whether your insurance is accepted.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross PPO
CareCredit
Cigna
Cigna-HealthSpring
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
GEHA Health Plans
GHI
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
Healthcare Partners
HealthFirst
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Humana
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