As a family medicine physician, Dr. Tania E. Velez at Velez Family Health in the Doctor Phillips area of Orlando, Florida, is trained to care for the entire family. This includes the special health care needs of women. At her office, Dr. Velez performs well-women exams, including Pap smears; manages acute gynecological medical concerns; and offers contraception counseling. If you’re searching for a doctor who can take care of all your health care needs, call the office or book an appointment online.
A well-woman exam is a complete physical that includes an examination of your reproductive organs.
During the exam, Dr. Velez obtains your vitals, including heart rate, blood pressure, height, and weight. She then examines your body from head to toe, looking into your eyes and ears, feeling your organs, and checking your reflexes.
The well-woman visit also includes a pelvic exam, which is an examination of your reproductive organs. During the exam, you lie back and place your feet in stirrups so Dr. Velez can examine your external reproductive organs, and then she inserts a speculum into your vagina to look at your internal reproductive organs. She may also do a Pap smear during the pelvic exam.
To better assess your health, Dr. Velez also asks a number of questions about you and your medical history, including specifics about your menstruation.
The Pap smear checks for abnormalities in the cells of your cervix. Abnormal cells may be a sign of cervical cancer. Detecting changes early may improve the success of treatment.
Women should get a Pap smear every three years, or every five years if they combine it with the HPV test, unless Dr. Velez recommends otherwise.
At Velez Family Health, Dr. Velez can also help you with a number of gynecological medical issues, such as:
After an examination, Dr. Velez develops a treatment plan that might include medication or additional testing to lessen your symptoms and improve your health.
Contraception is any medication, device, or method you use to prevent pregnancy, such as:
As a women’s health expert and advocate, Dr. Velez knows the importance of family planning and being able to control when you get pregnant. She can help you determine the best form of contraception for you based on your lifestyle and personal health needs.
If you’re searching for a well-rounded physician who takes a holistic approach to care, call the office or book an appointment using the online booking agent.