Today, more than ever, women are busy. From careers to children, many women report never-ending to-do lists and feeling like they just can’t keep up. They understand that many people are depending on them for everything from car rides to soccer games, speeches to stakeholders, and friendship and support. It’s critical that women make their own health a priority as well.
Dr. Adebola Falae has recently joined Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive medicine in Katy. She has a passion for improving women’s health and understands that a woman’s gynecologist may be the only physician appointment she has each year. Dr. Falae offers the following tips for ensuring that you get the most out of your annual appointment:
- Schedule it and go. It can be tempting to cancel or postpone your annual checkup with your gynecologist when life gets busy, especially for women who don’t need birth control refills or who don’t need annual Pap tests. These appointments are critical for preventative health as it gives you an opportunity to discuss any potential health risks and how to manage them.
- Don’t just go for the exam, ask questions. Your physician doesn’t know how your life or health has changed in the last year. Changes in stress, nutrition, mood, medications, and even your sex life should be discussed as this can provide valuable insight into your overall health. Remember that your doctor doesn’t judge, and no topic is off limits. If it’s on your mind, talk about it.
- Sometimes additional appointments will be required. We know you only want to visit the doctor once a year, but know that if your physician is asking for a follow-up appointment or additional testing, it’s important. Be sure to make these appointments a priority as well.
To schedule your well-woman health appointment, call 855-346-8610 today.