Women have unique health care needs that require specialized medical care and treatment. Karen Reid-Renner, MD, is a family physician who specializes in women’s health and provides the full spectrum of services at her practice, Southern Indiana Family Practice Center and Rejuv Spa in Bloomington, Indiana. Whether you need your annual gynecological exam or it’s time for your Pap smear, Dr. Reid-Renner can help. Call today, or schedule your appointment using the online booking tool.
What is women’s health?
At Southern Indiana Family Practice Center and Rejuv Spa, women’s health focuses on the specific treatments and conditions that affect your physical and emotional health. Dr. Reid-Renner provides expert care for a number of conditions that affect women, including sexual dysfunction, dysmenorrhea, and pelvic pain. She also offers numerous birth control options, including the implantation or removal of an intrauterine device.
What types of tests do women need?
Southern Indiana Family Practice Center and Rejuv Spa is a full-service medical practice that offers a number of tests and screenings to help you stay on top of your health.
Common tests and health screenings include:
During your annual wellness check, Dr. Reid-Renner conducts a breast exam to check for lumps and abnormalities in your breast tissue to screen for breast cancer. Depending on your age, she may recommend a mammogram in addition to the breast exam.
Starting at age 21 and up through 65, women need to have a Pap smear at a minimum of every three years to assess for cervical cell abnormalities and risk of cervical cancer.
A colposcopy is a special procedure that allows Dr. Reid-Renner to closely examine your vagina and cervix for abnormalities. She may recommend the procedure if the results from your Pap smear are positive. During the procedure, she uses a special magnifying tool called a colposcope to examine your reproductive tissue. If abnormalities are found, Dr. Reid-Renner may conduct a biopsy for further study.
Can I get help with menopause?
Dr. Reid-Renner is a women’s health expert and provides expert medical care throughout all the stages of a woman’s life, including menopause, which is the time in your life that marks the end of your fertility.
Though some women can get through menopause without too much trouble, other women experience symptoms that can affect quality of life. Common symptoms of menopause include:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Weight gain
- Vaginal dryness
- Low sex drive
If your menopausal symptoms are keeping you from doing the things you enjoy, Dr. Reid-Renner can help with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, which is a more natural form of hormone therapy for women. The bioidentical hormones, which come from yams or soy, mimic the hormones in your body and relieve your symptoms.
For expert women’s health from a caring physician, call Southern Indiana Family Practice Center and Rejuv Spa today, or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.