Women experience complex physical and emotional changes from irregular periods to hot flashes as they age. Allyson Favuzza, DNP, CRNP, FNP-C, is an experienced primary care specialist who cares for numerous women’s health concerns at Hometown Health Care of NEPA in Covington Township, Pennsylvania. She uses patient-centered, evidence-based treatments to ensure every woman feels confident and understood in her care. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about women wellness.
Women’s health care focuses on health concerns, bodily changes, and milestones that primarily affect women. With a background in primary care, Dr. Favuzza has the unique qualifications to care for women of all ages, from adolescents to postmenopausal women.
Some of the most common health concerns affecting women include:
If your periods are heavy enough that you soak through a tampon or sanitary pad more than once each hour, Dr. Favuzza can perform a pelvic exam to uncover the cause.
Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can develop on your ovaries. While most cause no symptoms, they can cause pelvic pain, bloating, and heavy menstrual bleeding.
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that can develop in your uterus. They typically don’t cause pain, but they might if they grow too large. Some fibroids can even impact your fertility.
STDs are infections that you can get through sexual contact. While STDs don’t discriminate, women are more likely than men to experience long-lasting effects from untreated infections.
Menopause occurs when you stop getting your period, marking the end of your childbearing years. During this time, your estrogen levels also decline, which can cause uncomfortable symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings.
Dr. Favuzza offers several women’s wellness services at Hometown Health Care of NEPA, such as:
An annual exam is a complete women’s health screening. Your annual visit includes a pelvic exam, which involves examining your reproductive organs for abnormal signs like growths, lesions, or enlarged ovaries.
A Pap smear is a cervical cancer screening. The procedure involves collecting cells from your cervix to test in an outside lab.
Birth control, or contraception, prevents pregnancy. With a variety of birth control options, such as oral contraceptives, vaginal rings, and intrauterine devices (IUDs), Dr. Favuzza works with you to find the right avenue for your health, lifestyle, and family planning goals.
STD testing includes urinalysis and blood work to screen for sexually transmitted diseases. If you’re sexually active, routine STD tests are essential to maintain your health.
Dr. Favuzza is an experienced practitioner who can help you manage medications for menopause, pregnancy prevention, STDs, and other common women’s health concerns.
Call Hometown Health Care of NEPA today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about women wellness.