Sexual health and family planning is an extremely important process for couples and individuals, regardless of what your unique plans entail. Sexual health visits like well women visits are helpful resources for couples looking to discuss their family planning needs.
Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh (DCPP) is an excellent resource for women and couples that are in need of services. Our practice offers any and all standard physical exams and tests, in addition to providing PAP smears, STI testing, and urine pregnancy testing. Whether you’re looking to have children, prevent pregnancy, or you need any other kind of support, you deserve a hands-on medical physicians that is dedicated to spending all the time and energy you deserve to feel confident and cared for.
Some people seeking sexual health and family planning services feel less than supported in this area by traditional primary care physicians. At Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh (DCPP), we’re committed to doing things differently. As a physician-owned family medicine practice, we have the ability to eliminate the costs and hassle of traditional sexual health and family planning, improve the doctor-patient relationship, offer discounted labs and medications, and provide improved physician access.
Similar to an annual physical, an annual well woman visit is an opportunity for patients and doctors to meet and check over a number of medical and health-related factors. But where an annual exam focuses on general physical wellness, a well woman visit can include a review of female-specific health issues, such as those that affect the reproductive system.
The team at Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh takes pride in the fact that we focus on preventative care -- that means catching the warning signs and symptoms of illness and injury before it happens, rather than waiting until you’re sick to provide care. Well woman visits are an extremely important way for you to check in with your physicians about women’s health concerns on a regular basis, allowing us to begin treating any issues that may arise as early as possible.
Note that you can also spend half an hour with one of our doctors during an initial consultation, where you can explore the DPC care model and ask us questions directly. You will have no obligation to register with us following a consultation. No medical advice or treatment will be offered at this consultation.
Family planning is extremely personal, and every individual has unique needs to consider when deciding on the best family planning and contraception needs. At Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh, our team is highly experienced in offering one-on-one counseling to women, taking the time to listen and helping them apply their goals to the best family planning methods for them.
DCPP is proud to include family planning as part of our suite of woman-specific services. If you’re looking for contraception, we’ll gladly discuss all of your options with you, including:
Note that you can also spend half an hour with one of our doctors during an initial consultation, where you can explore the DCPP care model and ask us questions directly. You will have no obligation to register with us following a consultation. No medical advice or treatment will be offered at this consultation.
While an annual physical can address the most common physical ailments in both men and women, a well woman visit focuses on preventative care specifically in relation to the female body. Women’s health exams include:
Every exam will go a little bit differently, depending on an individual’s specific care needs. However, the following are all common components of a well woman visit:
If for any reason Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh cannot provide any of the tests you may need, we will work to coordinate your necessary care with another trusted care facility.
As with any doctor’s visit, these appointments are a wonderful time to bring questions regarding your current and future health needs. Women are encouraged to bring up any questions about the following (or anything else on their minds) to their appointment:
To learn more about the health guidelines for a woman of your age, contact us or visit The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' website. If you have additional questions about specific care options for a particular health issue, please contact us! We would love the opportunity to review your needs and determine if we are a good fit for your healthy living efforts.
Yes! The team at Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh is proud to provide a wide range of direct care women’s health services including breast exams, pelvic exams, counseling, lifestyle guidance, and more. If you’re a woman interested in taking charge of your health, we can help!
At Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh, we do provide care for transgender patients.