Women's Health

Women's Health

Women's Health services offered in Knoxville, TN

Women’s health covers everything from menopause management and cancer screening to birth control and disease diagnosis. At Maltman Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, the all-woman team provides excellent women’s health care and helps patients benefit from healthier, happier lives. Call Maltman Medical Center to discuss your women’s health needs or request a well-woman exam online today.

What is women’s health?

Women’s health refers to the medical disorders and services unique to females. While most conditions affect both men and women, a significant proportion of women’s health care relates to their reproductive system — the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and vagina.

Maltman Medical Center offers comprehensive women’s health care, diagnosing and treating conditions like ovarian cysts, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and painful or heavy periods. The team also provides preventive medicine, menopause management, and contraceptive services.

What preventive services are included in women’s health care?

The Maltman Medical Center team provides women with well-woman exams and health screenings. Women undergo many physical changes throughout their lives, so an internal exam is essential for maintaining a healthy body.

Pap smears to screen for cervical cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, and other abnormalities are vital. Catching cancer early could save your life, but many women dread having a pelvic exam or Pap smear.

The staff at Maltman Medical Center performs these in-office procedures quickly and efficiently with complete privacy. They put patients at ease, making an uncomfortable situation straightforward and relaxed.

What contraception options are available for women?

The Maltman Medical Center team offers numerous contraception options, including:

  • Estrogen and progesterone birth control pills
  • The mini pill (progesterone only)
  • Depo-provera® long-acting shots
  • Nexplanon® birth control implants
  • Hormonal and copper intrauterine devices (IUDs)

The team performs IUD and Nexplanon placement services in-office.

What women’s health services are available for menopause?

Menopause is a time of change later in life (typically around age 50) that can be demanding on women’s bodies, but understanding these changes is half the battle.

Your body spends years preparing for menopause when your periods stop, and you can no longer conceive children. Levels of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone fall, causing many women unpleasant side effects, such as:

  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Thinning hair and skin
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Night sweats

Menopause management uses various tools and medications personalized to your specific needs to address these problems. They may include support with lifestyle changes, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to reverse the effects of declining estrogen levels, and estrogen creams or lubricating products to combat vaginal dryness.

Call the office or request an in-person or telemedicine appointment online to discuss your women’s health needs today.