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Women’s Health

Akachi Primary and Urgent Care

Primary Care Practice & Urgent Care located in Greenbelt, MD

The broad field of women’s health includes hormonal health, reproductive health, breast health, and sexual health for women. Akachi Primary and Urgent Care, located in Greenbelt, Maryland, offers all of the women’s health services you need through puberty, adulthood, and menopause. To schedule a women’s health visit with Mercy Eseme-Efobi, DNP, FNP-BC, MSN, and Clement Efobi, PMHNP, MSN, MPH, and their team, contact the office with a phone call or use the online booking tool today.

Women’s Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

Women’s health is a field within medicine that specifically evaluates and treats women’s reproductive organs. It also covers breast health and female hormones. There are many topics you can bring up during your women’s health visits at Akachi Primary and Urgent Care, and the knowledgeable team helps you keep up with the preventive and routine care you need. 

Your next women’s health visit, whether routine or to address your concerns, might touch on:

  • Menopause
  • Puberty
  • Birth control and family planning
  • Menstruation
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

Overall, women’s health includes many other topics including health conditions that affect both men and women, but in different ways or at different rates. 

Which services does women’s health include?

Akachi Primary and Urgent Care welcomes you in for all routine examinations and tests included in the category of women’s health. During your visits to Akachi Primary and Urgent Care, you can get:

Well-woman exams

Well-woman exams happen annually and include a pelvic exam and other basic tests. Your provider can update your medications, change your birth control, provide STD testing, and educate you about your health and wellness. 

Pap smears

Pap smears happen every few years after you turn 21 as part of your annual well-woman exams at Akachi Primary and Urgent Care. The purpose of a Pap smear is to detect cell changes in the cervix consistent with human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and cervical cancer. 

Breast exams

A breast exam is a basic test to feel for lumps and masses in your breast tissue. There are several reasons why you might find one, and it’s not always breast cancer. Starting at age 40, you also get screening tests for breast cancer called mammograms. 

Which conditions does women’s health address?

The team at Akachi Primary and Urgent Care is very experienced in diagnosing and treating the many conditions of the vagina, uterus, ovaries, and overall women’s health. You can come in between your annual exams to assess various concerning symptoms like vaginal discharge and abnormal bleeding. 

During your women’s health visits, the team at Akachi Primary and Urgent Care can diagnose and treat women’s health conditions and concerns like:

  • Vaginitis
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease 
  • Primary ovarian insufficiency
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancers
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Infertility

The team at Akachi Primary and Urgent Care has answers to all of your women’s health questions and can teach you safe health and hygiene practices to implement at home. 

To book your next well-woman exam or any women’s health visit, schedule online or call Akachi Primary and Urgent Care for an appointment now.