Annual Well Woman Exam

The well-woman exam is a key part of preventive care.  This exam consists of an evaluation of your general health and an exam of your breasts and pelvic (reproductive) organs.  With this exam, your physician:

  • Looks for health problems in their early stages
  • Detects risks to your health
  • Tells you how you can change your lifestyle to lower these risks

Depending on your age, you also may have certain tests and immunizations.

You should have a well-woman exam on a routine basis if you are sexually active or age 18 or older.  Most women should see their ob-gyn once a year.  More frequent exams may be needed based on your health risk factors.  If you have a health problem or notice any changes in your body, such as an unusual vaginal discharge or genital itching, you should contact your doctor right away.

Current patients will receive a reminder letter in the mail when it is time for your annual exam.  When you receive your letter, please call 828-287-7383 to schedule your appointment.

New patients should call 828-287-7383 to schedule an appointment at the Rutherfordton Office.  If you would like to visit our Columbus Office, please call 828-894-2130.  If you are calling long distance, you may call our Toll-Free number: 800-422-8716.

Online Appointment Request - If you would like to request an appointment using secure messaging, please register on our site and follow the link on the Home page for instructions.  We will respond to your request promptly.