Women's Health

Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic -  - Family Medicine

Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic

Family Medicine & Primary Care Physicians located in Lake Oswego, OR

Preventive and gynecological services are essential in women’s health care. If you’re looking for women's health care services such as Pap smears, breast exams, or contraceptive management, contact Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Dr. Selby, and Christie Schoppe, P.A., offer comprehensive individualized support to maintain optimal women’s health. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Women's Care Q & A

What is women’s health?

Women’s health refers to a branch of medicine centered on helping women with all their physical and emotional needs. Women have distinct health issues and concerns. 

Some of these unique issues include pregnancy, menopause, and conditions of the female organs.

What women’s services do you provide?

The Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic offers comprehensive services for women of all ages. Patients are able to receive these services in the same place with a doctor they can trust.

Pap smears

A Pap smear is a test to check for and prevent cervical cancer. During the procedure, your doctor collects cells from the cervix. Afterward, they send it to a lab to check for cancerous cells. Regardless of your age, Pap smears are an integral part of women's health.

Mammogram referrals

Mammograms are images of your breasts. The routine screening is to check for breast cancer or to inspect a lump found during your breast exam.

Though Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic doesn’t offer mammograms on-site, they provide referrals for women at convenient locations. Generally, mammograms begin in a woman's early 40s and are administered once every 1-2 years.

Breast Exams

Breast exams are inspections of your breasts for tenderness, change in shape or size, or the identification of bumps. 

During your annual health exam, women undergo a breast exam as part of their regular health care. Detecting changes in breast tissue is a crucial part of treating breast cancer.

Contraceptive management

For women, family planning is an ongoing health care focus and concern. The team at Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic offers complete contraceptive management for women.

Services include offering health coaching on choosing the right contraceptive and providing a wide range of birth control options.

Menopause services

Menopause affects women in their late 40s and early 50s. Women going through menopause may experience symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal atrophy, and hormonal changes. Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic offers perimenopausal and postmenopausal treatments to help make the transition easier.

Osteoporosis

As women grow older, bones can become weak and brittle, resulting in a condition called osteoporosis. The severe disease makes it easier for bones to break. The most common fractures happen in the wrists, hips, or spine.

If you have a concern or are due for a women's health exam, call Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic or make an appointment online today.