Women’s and Men’s Health Clinic in Cary, NC
Wake Family Medicine Offers Women and Men’s Health Services Such as Well Woman Exams, Menopause, Birth Control, BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) and Much More. Call Now or Schedule an Appointment Online. We Are Conveniently Located at 1831 Lake Pine Dr, Suite 200. Cary NC 27511.
At Wake Family Medicine, we focus on women’s health issues that include:
- Well woman exams (Pap smears, breast exams)
- Prevention physicals (EKG, blood chemistry and cholesterol profile, urine sample)
- Yeast Infection Treatment
- Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment
- Bladder Infection Treatment
- Natural ways to treat menopause
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Birth control
- Skin care (acne, sun damaged)
- Family related manners
- Travel medicine
- Nutritional assessment
- Smoking cessation
- Vaccination for Hepatitis B
- Blood pressure
- Complete blood count
- Cholesterol profile
- Urine analysis
- Chest x-ray if warranted
- Pap smear. All women who are or have been sexually active or have reached age 18 should have an annual Pap smear and pelvic examination.
- Breast examination
- Mammogram (Women ages 35 to 39 baseline, women ages 40 to 49 once every few years, and women 50 and over every year).
- Health counseling & preventive care (Women over age 20 every three years, over age 40 every year).
If you have the following symptoms, you may have BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
- Incomplete emptying
- Increased frequency of urination
- Urge to urinate
- Weak urinary stream
- Straining to urinate
- Urinating at night
If you have one or more of the above, do not hesitate to tell your physician because he or she may be able to help.
Can Prostate Cancer Be Detected Early? YES!
The key to saving lives is early detection. A digital rectal examination is the first procedure utilized in detecting prostate cancer. Every man over 40 should have a rectal examination as part of his regular annual physical checkup. If a nodule is detected, or if high suspicion remains, then a prostatic ultrasound should be performed. This test may reveal cancers too small to be detected by physical examination. During the prostatic ultrasound, a needle biopsy is performed to determine if cancer is present. A new blood test called a PSA (Prostatic Specific Antigen) may detect a cancer that is forming in a male with a nonpalpable nodule.
The American Cancer Society recommends that all males have a PSA level annually, beginning at the age of 50.