The Well-Woman Exam is a key part of preventive care. This consists of an evaluation of your general health and an exam of your breasts and pelvic (reproductive) organs. During this exam, the physician or nurse professional will look for health problems in their early stages, work with you to detect health risks and help you develop a plan to lower these risks. Depending on your age and health history, certain tests and immunizations may be necessary. The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists recommends a Well-Woman Exam on a routine basis if you are sexually active or age 18 or older. Most women should see their OB/GYN once a year. Based on your health risk factors, more frequent exams may be needed. Contact our office at (828) 322-4140 to schedule an appointment for your Well-Woman Exam.