Women's Health

Women's Health

Women's Health services offered in Myrtle Beach, Piedmont and Spartanburg, SC

Health problems unique to women can cause pain, distress, and infertility without proper treatment. United Physician Group offers women of all ages exceptional care at their offices in Douglasville, Conyers, and Hampton, Georgia, and Piedmont, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and Spartanburg, South Carolina. Services include birth control, diagnosing and treating gynecological conditions, menopause care, and well-woman exams. Call your nearest United Physician Group office to learn more about benefiting from expert women’s health care, or use the online form to book a consultation.

Women's Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

Women’s health (gynecology) focuses on the female reproductive system and a woman’s overall well-being. Because babies develop in a woman’s uterus, women have more pelvic organs than men. Consequently, they’re vulnerable to health problems that don’t affect men. A woman’s reproductive system consists of the:

  • Ovaries (where eggs are stored)
  • Uterus (where babies are conceived and develop)
  • Fallopian tubes (the channels that deliver eggs to the uterus)
  • Cervix (the neck of the uterus)
  • Vagina (between the cervix and vulva)
  • Vulva (the outer genitals)

United Physician Group’s women’s health experts diagnose and treat conditions affecting these organs and the breasts. They also look at general health problems that often affect women. These include heart disease, weight challenges, mental health problems like depression and anxiety, and urinary tract infections (UTIs).

What services does women’s health include?

Women’s health services at United Physician Group include:

Family planning

Choosing when and if to have children is every woman’s right. Your doctor can help you choose the best birth control method to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

Gynecological conditions

United Physician Group treats many common gynecological conditions. Examples include dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), uterine fibroids (growths in the uterus), ovarian cysts (blisterlike sacs of fluid on the ovaries), and endometriosis, where plugs of uterine tissue develop outside the womb.

Menopause care

Menopause is a natural experience, but many women struggle with hot flashes, mood swings, thinning skin, and vaginal dryness. United Physician Group’s women’s health providers offer ongoing support for women having menopause problems, including prescribing hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

If you’re sexually active, you could get an STD like chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, or human papillomavirus (HPV). STD testing can screen you for infections and ensure that you get the proper treatment.

What is a well-woman exam?

Your well-woman exam is the cornerstone of excellent health. This routine checkup covers the same areas as an annual physical exam. But it includes a complete evaluation of your reproductive system.

Your doctor checks your vital signs, including heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure. They weigh you and take blood for testing at the onsite lab. They examine your breasts and perform a pelvic exam to look for abnormalities.

If you’re due for a Pap smear, your doctor does one during your pelvic exam. They take a cell sample from your cervix and send it to their on-site lab to screen for cervical cancer.

Call United Physician Group today to learn more about their women’s health services, or book your well-woman exam online.