Women's Health Specialist

Valencia Medical Center -  - General Practitioner

Valencia Medical Center

General Practitioners & Family Medicine located in Olympia Heights, Miami, FL

Women’s health covers all of your sexual and reproductive health needs from puberty until menopause and beyond. At Valencia Medical Center in Olympia Heights, Miami, Florida, Judith Valencia, MD, and Inti Fernandez, MD, provide women’s health services including routine pelvic examinations and Pap smears. To schedule your next appointment, call the office or book online today.

Women's Health Q&A

What is women’s health?

Women’s health is a medical specialty that focuses on women’s sexual, reproductive, and hormonal health. Often called gynecology, it focuses on your pelvic organs like the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes as well as secondary sex organs like the breasts. 

The Valencia Medical Center team boasts vast expertise on women’s health and provides exams, testing, and treatments within the specialty. 

They prioritize preventive care by offering yearly pelvic exams as well as Pap smears to check for signs of cervical cancer. You also get breast exams during routine appointments. 

During any gynecology visit with your providers at Valencia Medical Center, you have a safe and confidential space to talk about sensitive medical topics. 

The team encourages asking questions about your sexual, reproductive, and hormonal health so you can better care for yourself between appointments. 

When should I book a women’s health appointment?

Around mid to late adolescence, you should start coming in yearly for annual gynecological examinations. During these visits, you can talk about topics like sexuality, birth control, family planning, new or worsening symptoms, and menstruation. 

If you experience any concerning symptoms or have a known health condition, you might need to visit more frequently. The team at Valencia Medical Center specializes in diagnosing and treating some of the most prevalent women’s health conditions, including:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic floor prolapse
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

If you need help managing one or more of these conditions, the team at Valencia Medical Center encourages you to come in for follow-ups. 

You might need tests beyond a typical pelvic exam, such as ultrasound imaging, colposcopy, or a swab test to diagnose or monitor a woman's health condition.

Which women’s health services are available?

Valencia Medical Center invites you in for diagnostic services, preventive care, and treatments all within the category of women’s health. Services like these help you learn more about your health or improve it. During your next visit, the team might recommend:

  • Pelvic exams
  • Breast exams
  • Pap smears
  • Pregnancy testing
  • STD testing
  • Immunizations
  • Birth control services and family planning
  • Hormone therapy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Biopsies

At your women’s health visits, you can get age-specific care, too. If you’re approaching menopause, for example, the team can teach you about your options for managing or reducing menopause symptoms. 

Book your next women’s health appointment over the phone or online at Valencia Medical Center today.