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Care for all my lifetime needs

As a woman, your health care needs change throughout your lifetime. We have the right kind of care, at the right time, to help you manage your health at any age.

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  • Do you have a primary care doctor who can be your trusted source for health care information and care? Now is a good time of life to look for a family medicine, internal medicine or obstetrics & gynecology doctor.
  • Are you active and exercise often? It’s good to find an activity that you can enjoy throughout your life. If you’re wondering how to avoid injury or become injured, an orthopaedic and sports medicine doctor can help.
  • Are your immunizations up to date? Your doctor can help you decide what type you need and when.
  • Are you sexually active? Talk to your doctor about birth control options and screenings.
  • How are you doing? If you need help with your emotional health, talk to a behavioral health expert.
  • Are you thinking of starting or expanding your family? You can talk to your primary doctor who might be a family medicine, internal medicine or obstetrics and gynecology doctor. Your doctor can help you be as healthy as possible before you get pregnant.
  • Do you have questions about getting or being pregnant? Your doctor can help no matter where you are in the planning process.
  • Are you wondering about your fertility or your partner’s? Talk to your doctor who can arrange for specialty testing to find out if you need to be concerned.
  • How are you doing? Trying to become pregnant can be stressful and frustrating. If you need help with your emotional health, talk to a behavioral health expert.
  • Do you have a care provider? You have a lot to consider when you become pregnant. The first thing is to be sure you get the pre-natal care you need to ensure the health of your baby and yourself. You have many care options to consider including family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology or midwifery.
  • What’s your birth plan? Again, you have many options to make your birth experience be what you hope it to be. Talk to your doctor or midwife to discuss your options and create a plan that fits your needs and wants.
  • What happens after the baby arrives? Near the end of your pregnancy, be sure to start thinking about a doctor for you baby. You might want to find a pediatrician or family medicine doctor for your baby’s ongoing care.
  • How are you doing? Be sure to share your feelings and concerns with your care provider and your loved ones. If you need help with your emotional health, talk to a behavioral health expert.
  • What do you need to do? Be sure to get your annual exams and understand the tests and screenings your doctor will provide based on your age. Your doctor may recommend mammograms and colon screenings as you grow older.
  • Are you moving and eating right? Exercise and proper nutrition is a great way to maintain ongoing health and manage stress as you age. If you need help, talk to your doctor, a dietitian or an exercise specialist including physical therapists and orthopaedic and sports medicine doctors.
  • Are you approaching menopause? Your doctor can help you with menopause and it’s symptoms as well as issues that can occur as you age such as incontinence and pelvic floor issues.
  • What’s your family history? Be sure to share your family history with your doctor including any heart, blood pressure, cholesterol, and cancer or diabetes issues. You may need extra screenings or medical care if you have a family history. Your doctor can also help if you develop any ongoing medical issues.
  • What is next? As you age, your health needs change. At some point, you may want to see a geriatrics doctor. This doctor specializes in issues and diseases associated with advancing age including memory care. They can also care for you if you are living in an assisted living, transitional care or long-term care facility.
  • How are you doing? If you or your family member notices a change in your emotional health, talk to your doctor or a behavioral health expert.
  • How can you plan ahead? Prepare a living will. A living will describes the kinds of medical care you want to have if you can't speak for yourself. It can help your family make decisions if you become sick and unable to make decisions for yourself.
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