Women's Health

Internal Medicine & Hospital Medicine & Post-Acute Care located in Carmichael, CA

Women's Health

Women's Health services offered in Carmichael, CA

Women experience many changes in their reproductive health throughout their life. At Ample Health, board-certified internist Dheeraj Kamra, MD, and the medical team offer comprehensive women’s health services to support women through each life stage. They specialize in preventive pelvic exams, birth control, and menopause management and can also provide resources to improve your physical, mental, and emotional health. Call the Carmichael, California, office to schedule a women’s health exam or book an appointment online today. 

Women's Health Q&A

What is women’s health?

Women’s health includes services that address the unique health challenges women face in all stages of life.

Ample Health provides a range of women’s health services for adults aged 20 and up. The team works closely with you to protect your reproductive and sexual health and your emotional well-being.

The available women’s health services include:

  • Pelvic exams
  • Birth control
  • Mental health evaluations
  • Menopause management
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing

The team also provides preventive screenings like manual breast exams for breast cancer and Pap smears for cervical cancer.

You can visit the office for routine physicals and diagnostic testing. Ample Health also provides telehealth appointments for follow-up visits and medication refills. 

When should I schedule a women’s health exam?

You should schedule a women’s health exam at Ample Health once a year for a complete physical, pelvic pain, and other preventive screenings, even if you feel well.

You can also book an appointment with the medical team if you experience unusual symptoms like pelvic pain, irregular periods, or genital warts.

If you have symptoms of a hormone imbalance due to an underlying health issue or menopause, the providers can order blood work and other diagnostic testing to address hot flashes, night sweats, and other hormone-related symptoms.

What happens during a women’s health visit?

During a preventive women’s health exam, the Ample Health team reviews your medical history, current health, and any symptoms you have. They complete a physical exam and also perform a pelvic and breast exam to check the health of your reproductive organs.

As part of your pelvic exam, the team can collect a sample of cells from your cervix during a Pap smear. They assess the sample under a microscope to check for early signs of cervical cancer.

If your initial visit is for unusual symptoms, the team can order blood work or other diagnostic tests to identify their cause. They may order tests to screen for underlying issues like STDs and also discuss your options for birth control or hormone therapy.

The providers offer resources that support your overall health. They may recommend lifestyle and diet changes to help you maintain a healthy weight and lower your risk for chronic diseases.

Call Ample Health to schedule a women’s health exam or book an appointment online today.