Well Women Care

Well Women Care services offered in Lake Forest and Grayslake, IL

Well woman care at Women’s Specialty Care SC provides truly comprehensive women’s health care, including screenings, contraception, imaging tests, and many other services in Grayslake and Lake Forest, Illinois. The experienced providers led by experienced OB/GYN Karen Mass, MD, FACOG, and advanced practice nurse midwife Leslie Rubeck, CNM, treat patients holistically, as unique individuals, partnering with every woman to give her the best in acute, chronic, and preventive care. Call the office nearest to you or book your appointment online today.

Well Women Care Q & A

What is well woman care?

Well woman care is comprehensive medical care for women at every stage of life. At Women’s Specialty Care SC, the skilled OB/GYN, family medicine specialist, and advanced practice nurse midwife work with an experienced team to offer all-encompassing well woman care starting from the age of 12. 


What does well woman care include?

Well woman care can vary with each woman’s particular needs, but in general includes:

  • General physical exam
  • External vulvar exam
  • Pelvic exam 
  • Clinical breast exam 
  • Mammography based on age and risk factors
  • Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS)
  • Contraception
  • Cervical cancer screening (Pap smear)
  • Colon cancer screening

In addition to all the routine exams and health screenings, the Women’s Specialty Care SC team can discuss women’s health issues with you, for example, abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain, or menopause symptoms. 

The team can customize your well woman care according to your requests and needs. They view each woman as a partner in her own health care, so the team always makes time to explain issues and treatment options.


Who needs well woman care?

Well woman care is important for all women. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that young women schedule their first well woman care visit at age 13-15. 

After their first visit, all women need well woman care on a regular basis (generally once a year) as they grow and change throughout their lives. While a woman’s needs are very different in every decade of life, the Women’s Specialty Care SC team understands all the issues women can encounter and they’re here to help you prevent illness and cope with challenges effectively.


What happens after my well woman exam?

At the end of your well woman exam, the team makes recommendations and helps you to address any issues. If they discover a problem, the team may recommend further testing and treatment such as a follow-up Pap smear, colposcopy, or pelvic ultrasound. 

If you’re in good health and don’t have any new questions or issues, you can generally schedule your next well woman exam in one year. Of course, if you have a new problem, don’t hesitate to reach out to Women’s Specialty Care SC at any time for help. 

Schedule your well woman exam by calling the Women’s Specialty Care SC office nearest to you or using the online booking tool now.