Choosing a gynecologist whom you can trust with your intimate needs is a highly personal choice, which Wendy Goodall McDonald, MD, and the team at Women's Health Consulting IL, LLC in The Loop in Chicago fully understands. The doctors at Women’s Health Consulting IL provide comprehensive women’s health care in a warm, comfortable setting so you can feel confident in your care and get the medical support you need throughout your life. To schedule a consultation, call the office or use the online booking tool today.
A well-woman visit is a yearly consultation and exam with your doctor at Women’s Health Consulting IL. During the visit, you and your doctor discuss your medical history, menstrual cycles, lifestyle, and any changes to your health since your last visit, if relevant. Your visit can include an internal and external pelvic exam and Pap smear if you’re sexually active or over the age of 21.
A well-woman visit provides the opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns you have about your health, fertility, birth control, or lifestyle. Your doctor at Women’s Health Consulting IL takes the time to understand your intimate needs fully so you can get the care you need.
Your doctor always works to develop a personal relationship with you in order to understand and respect your medical needs and preferences, especially if you’re uncomfortable visiting a gynecologist or having certain procedures performed.
Girls can begin seeing a gynecologist at the age of 13 to learn about their menstrual cycles, reproductive health, and develop good health habits. Most women begin getting pelvic exams and Pap smears between the ages of 18-21, based on guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Your doctor may recommend these procedures sooner if you’re sexually active.
The team at Women’s Health Consulting IL recommends that you continue your visits throughout adulthood and into menopause because you’re at an increased risk of certain conditions as you age, like osteoporosis.
Your doctor provides all appropriate disease screenings based on your risk factors — like a history of smoking or a first-degree relative with breast cancer — and can make referrals for advanced testing or treatment when necessary.
At Women’s Health Consulting IL, your doctor offers comprehensive well-woman care to women age 20 and over including:
The team recommends yearly visits to check in on your health, though if you’re experiencing symptoms related to your periods like pain or abnormal bleeding or want to discuss your fertility, appointments are easily available.
Take charge of your health now by scheduling a visit at Women’s Health Consulting IL via phone or the online booking system.