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Women's Health Specialist

Seby Medical Center

Family Medicine & Cardiology located in Roseland, Chicago, IL & Downers Grove, IL

If you’re a woman, maintaining exceptional health is entirely possible with the help of family medicine specialists Sebastian Joseph, MD, and Amit Vyas, MD. At Seby Medical Center in the Roseland area of Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Vyas and Dr. Joseph offer comprehensive women’s health services for women of all ages. Call the office to book a women’s health appointment today or schedule one online.

Women's Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

Women’s health encompasses medical issues that affect the female reproductive system, as well as other health issues that are common in women. At Seby Medical Center, the care includes preventive screening, diagnosis, and treatment for common women’s health problems. 

The medical team uses preventive screenings, such as Pap smears, mammograms, and sexually transmitted disease testing to detect women’s health concerns before they turn into serious medical problems.

What are common women’s health conditions?

Common women’s health conditions that may negatively affect you if left untreated include, but are not limited to:

  • Irregular or painful periods
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Breast, ovarian, and cervical cancers
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Anxiety, stress, and depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Gynecological problems

Early detection and treatment is key to staying healthy and avoiding costly medical procedures.

What happens during a women’s health checkup?

Friendly Seby Medical Center staff members greet you when you arrive at your women’s health appointment. They check your weight, pulse, and blood pressure, and may ask you for a urine sample. Your provider discusses your medical history, asks about any symptoms you have, and makes a list of medications you take.

Your doctor completes a comprehensive physical examination, including a pelvic exam to evaluate your reproductive organs. If you need a Pap smear, they swab cells from your cervix to screen for signs of cervical cancer. Your women’s health specialist can complete a clinical breast exam to check for breast cancer.

They may suggest you undergo blood tests, a bone density screening, a mammogram, or other diagnostic tests to look for signs of common women’s health problems. Depending on your unique situation, they might recommend you take dietary supplements or medications, alter your diet and exercise habits, undergo a minor medical procedure, or see a specialist.

How often do I need to have a women’s health exam?

For most women, it’s important to schedule a women’s gynecological health checkup every year. If you have a chronic medical condition that requires follow-up care, you may need to see your Seby Medical Center provider more often. 

You should also make an appointment for a women’s health exam if you experience new symptoms or you have questions about your health. 

To schedule a women’s health checkup, contact Seby Medical Center by phoning the office or booking online today.