Theresa R Benecki, MD
Gynecologist located in Brick, NJ
Your annual well-woman exam is one of the best tools you have for maintaining good health and preventing future health problems. At Pineland Associates in Brick, New Jersey, experienced gynecologist Theresa Benecki, MD, takes a patient-centered approach to care and provides well-woman exams for women of all ages. During your annual visit, she takes the time to listen to your needs and concerns so she can provide recommendations to optimize health and well-being. Call the office, or book your well-woman exam online today.
Well-Woman Exam Q & A
What is a well-woman exam?
A well-woman exam is a physical exam that focuses on your general and reproductive health. The exam assesses your current health and well-being as well as your risk of future health problems.
Your annual well-woman exam is one of the best tools you have for protecting your health.
Dr. Benecki is an experienced gynecologist and performs well-woman exams for adolescents and adults. She considers the well-woman visit not only important for your health, but important for creating and sustaining a long-term, trusting patient-doctor relationship.
The well-woman exam gives you and Dr. Benecki an opportunity to get to know each other. She works hard at helping you feel at ease and listens intently to your story.
Dr. Benecki also ensures she provides the three most important components of a successful patient-doctor relationship: mutual respect, age-appropriate education, and thorough gynecological care.
What happens during a well-woman exam?
The specifics of your well-woman exam depend on your age, personal medical and gynecological history, and family history.
Before your exam, Dr. Benecki spends time talking to you about your current health concerns and needs. She reviews your gynecological history and menstrual cycle and inquires about your sexual activity.
Dr. Benecki also asks questions about your general lifestyle habits, including usual diet, physical activity, and daily stresses and then performs a physical, breast, and pelvic exam.
After your exam, Dr. Benecki reviews her health findings with you and offers recommendations to improve or maintain your health and prevent future health problems. Her recommendations may include vaccinations, adding nutritional supplements, or smoking cessation.
For women of childbearing age, she talks about your contraception options and helps you determine the method that best meets your family planning needs. Dr. Benecki also specializes in menopause management, offering treatments to alleviate symptoms.
What types of tests do I need during a well-woman exam?
The type of screening tests you need during your well-woman exam may depend on your age. Some of the screening tests Dr. Benecki may perform include:
- Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer
- HPV test to screen for human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Mammogram to screen for breast cancer
- Bone density scan for osteoporosis
- Blood work to check blood sugar and cholesterol levels
Dr. Benecki may also run other tests to find the underlying cause of your specific gynecological concerns, such as pelvic pain or abnormal bleeding.
Don’t put off your well-woman exam. Call Pineland Associates, or request an appointment online today.