Women’s Health Specialist

Dr. Maryann Prewitt believes that your quality of life is as important as your symptoms. She addresses women’s health from the approach of Functional Medicine—she recognizes that each patient is unique and every concern is valid. After an analysis of comprehensive metabolic, hormone, and thyroid panels, Dr. Prewitt partners with you to build a plan to promote your lifelong optimal health. She believes that aging is not about getting older but about getting better.

Women’s Health Q & A

by Maryann Prewitt, MD, FACOG

Why do I need a yearly well-woman exam?

Yearly well-woman exams are important for a variety of important reasons from diagnosing any condition you may have early on to discussing concerns you may have with a trusted professional. During your annual checkup, Dr. Prewitt can provide or discuss the following:

  • Birth control options
  • Cancer screening
  • Vaccinations and HPV Prevention
  • Mammograms
  • Health screenings for blood pressure, weight, bone density, anemia, thyroid problems, liver abnormalities, depression, STDs, anemia and vitamin deficiencies
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Menstrual issues
  • Menopause and hormone replacement therapy

What kind of birth control should I use?

There are many available forms of effective contraception, including pills, sponges, diaphragms and female condoms, Fertility Awareness-based methods, intrauterine devices (IUDs) and more. Your ideal option varies depending on factors such as your lifestyle habits, medical history, and preferences. Based on your exam, Dr. Prewitt can help determine the best method for you.

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy, also called HRT or hormone therapy, is a treatment that replenishes hormones lost due to factors such as menopause. While others may benefit from the therapy it’s commonly used to effectively minimize menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness.

What roles do diet and exercise play in women’s health?

Diet and exercise play a hugely important role in women’s wellness. Nourishing your body with healthy foods and medical grade supplements, such as Nutraceuticals, as needed and an active lifestyle can boost your moods, lower your risk for numerous diseases, improve your sleep and more.

What are the benefits of pelvic muscle floor strengthening?

Strengthening your pelvic floor can help increase your ability to achieve orgasm, tighten and tone your vagina, prevent or stop bladder leakage and prevent serious issues such as pelvic organ prolapse. One way to reap this benefits is through the use of Intensity by InControl Medical®. The all-in-one device allows you to sit back and relax while it does the strengthening work for you.

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