Women's Health

Family Practice of Madison

Family Medicine & General Family Practice located in Madison, AL

There are a number of health concerns that particularly affect women. Women’s health is a necessary component of a healthy lifestyle for women of all ages. At Family Practice of Madison, Judy Rawls, MD, and the team provide patients with a number of essential services for addressing their women’s health concerns. To learn more about women’s health services, book an appointment by phone at the Madison, Alabama, office today.

Women's Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

Women's health refers to concerns, risks, and conditions that uniquely impact women. Women’s health aims to address these issues throughout every stage of a woman's life to ensure they enjoy lifelong health and wellness.

What is a well-woman exam?

A well-woman exam serves as the foundation for women’s health. A well-woman exam is an annual exam that screens for all major health risks that relate to women. Depending on your age, this can include screenings for breast cancer, cervical cancer, high blood pressure, and bone density.

Well-woman exams also allow your doctor to determine the status of your reproductive health and make recommendations based on your individual risks and lifestyle. Well-woman exams are also important for women who plan to become pregnant or need help choosing the right form of birth control.

What is a Pap smear?

A Pap smear is a common procedure used to screen for cervical cancer in women. At Family Practice of Madison, Dr. Rawls performs the procedure by testing a sample of cells collected from the cervix. Pap smears are typically recommended for anyone over the age of 21 and are essential to early detection and treatment of cervical cancer.

Detecting abnormal cells early on can increase your chances for a successful recovery. Pap smears are typically performed every three years, often as a part of a pelvic or well-woman exam.

What is vaginal revitalization?

With age, there are a number of naturally occurring changes that can impact sexual health. Vaginal revitalization refers to a number of procedures used to address these changes. At Family Practice of Madison, Dr. Rawls and the team offer a non-surgical option for vaginal revitalization using the TempSure™ Vitalia system.

The TempSure Vitalia treatment system uses radiofrequency to regenerate tissue and boost collagen production. The procedure is performed using a wand specifically designed for improving vaginal wellness. TempSure Vitalia treatments are appropriate for both internal and external treatments of the vagina.

With TempSure Vitalia, women can address common women’s health issues like vaginal dryness and loss of sensation without the need for surgery or medication.

To learn more about the women’s health services available at Family Practice of Madison, book an appointment by phone today.