The back-to-school season presents a perfect opportunity to check in with your health and ensure you set yourself up for success in the upcoming academic year by obtaining a clean bill of health from a health care provider. If you are a person who menstruates, we at HerMD offer a comprehensive checkup that can address all of your unique needs, all within a single, HerMD location closest to you. Known as the HerMD Annual Wellness Exam, this routine checkup is as essential for the academic year as a #2 pencil. Read more below to learn about our unique approach to annual wellness visits, which can help you—and your body—stay healthy and empowered throughout the school year.
Consistent with HerMD’s care model, the HerMD Annual Wellness Exam offers a comprehensive approach to health & wellness and centers on screening and prevention, fostering sustainable health practices, and addressing each of your health needs and concerns. We partner with you to formulate a care plan that is multidisciplinary in nature and encompasses a wide variety of specialized care to optimize your health. Our “well” approach to health addresses aspects of your physical and mental health, sleep routine, nutrition, and skincare and exercise routines, to name a few. When supplemental specialized care is warranted, we collaborate with health care experts like dietitians, mental health experts, physical therapists, reproductive specialists, and sexual health and relationship counselors to achieve the best health outcomes for you.
If we’ve piqued your interest so far, and you are considering scheduling an annual wellness exam with us, keep reading below to find out more about the services we offer and what you can expect during your visit.
Immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases and cancers is an integral component of women’s health care. Speaking with your doctor about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, designed to protect against certain cancers caused by HPV infection, can reduce the risk of cervical cancer, for example, in certain populations.
Has your menstrual bleeding pattern been irregular or heavy? Have you noticed any changes to your menstrual cycle that seem unusual or worth mentioning to your provider? Are you experiencing intense pain or discomfort during your menstrual cycle or during sex? Your menstrual cycle is one of your body’s vital signs and can provide insight into your overall health. Bleeding issues may be a sign of hormonal problems, fibroids, cysts, or other gynecologic conditions like PCOS or endometriosis.
Cancer screening is another integral component of women’s health care. If you are 21 years of age, we will screen you for cervical cancer using a Pap smear, or Pap test. This test allows us to see any changes to the cells of the cervix before cancer starts, minimizing the risk of cancer spreading to other parts of the body.
At your annual wellness visit, you may also wish to discuss any personal or family histories of cancer. We offer Galleri and MyRisk testing, and will evaluate your personal medical history and family histories of cancer to determine if you are an optimal candidate for these tests.
At HerMD, we offer specialized contraceptive counseling to our patients seeking family planning care. We offer our expert knowledge on the different contraceptive methods available, with patients encouraged to choose the method that aligns best with their lifestyle and reproductive goals. We are proud to offer hormonal, non-hormonal, and barrier methods of contraception. We partner with leading reproductive companies like Favor, to offer digitized contraceptive prescriptions and reproductive wellness care.
Sexual Health & Wellness
We provide women with a safe space to discuss their sexual health concerns – to be able to ask questions and seek appropriate therapeutic options – without judgment. Our providers are experts in sexual health conditions and will empower you to reclaim your sexual health.
We offer evidence-based products and solutions, and partner with a team of expert sexual health counselors and pelvic floor therapists to address all of your sexual health and wellness needs. Read here to learn more about HerMD-approved sexual health and wellness products curated personally by sexual health expert and HerMD founder, Dr. Somi Javaid.
Our comprehensive approach to care also includes aesthetic care! All HerMD locations are partial medical spas, offering an array of non-to-minimally invasive methods like laser hair reduction, Morpheus8, dermaplaning, chemical peels, and HydraFacial treatments that can help you to look and feel your best. If you are interested in scheduling an aesthetics appointment to complement your annual wellness visit, we can schedule you for an appointment with one of our aestheticians, often in tandem with your annual wellness visit.
At HerMD, we are proud to monitor every stage of your health, no matter how personal your needs may be. If you’d like to schedule an annual wellness visit with one of our providers this season, schedule an appointment here.