Women's Health Specialist

Cima Medical Centers

Family and Internal Medicine Practice located in Las Vegas, NV

Ranging from routine well-woman evaluations, birth control counseling, breast health evaluations, and everything in between, women have unique health needs. At Cima Medical Centers, with four offices in Las Vegas, Nevada, you can meet with Israel Alvarado, MD, Robert Webb, PA, and the team of women’s health providers for all of your medical needs. Click on the online booking tool to book a visit at the office nearest to you today, or call any location to speak with a team member to book your women’s health exam.

Women's Health Q & A

How often do I need a women’s health exam?

If you’re generally healthy and don’t have any chronic health conditions (like Type 2 diabetes), your doctor may recommend annual well-woman exams. But if you do have a chronic disease or if you have a history of abnormal Pap smears, you may need more frequent women’s health exams, possibly twice a year.

Outside of these preventive care screenings, there are certainly times when you need to visit with your women’s health provider. It’s essential to book an exam if you:

  • Have pelvic pain
  • Feel a lump in your breast
  • Have pain or burning while urinating
  • Experience irregular or missed periods
  • Want to start or change birth control

You should also book a women’s health exam if you’ve been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease (STD) because your partner was recently diagnosed. 

What happens during a women’s health evaluation?

When you come into Cima Medical Centers for your women’s health evaluation, you can expect comprehensive care in a warm and welcoming environment. Your practitioner evaluates your personal and family medical history and has a conversation with you about any health concerns you may have.

Based on your conversation with your doctor, they may perform or recommend any of the following screenings:

  • Mammogram
  • Pelvic exam
  • Breast exam
  • Pregnancy test
  • Blood pressure check
  • DEXA bone density scan
  • Body mass index (BMI) calculation
  • Pap smear (cervical cancer screening)
  • Laboratory testing, including a blood draw or urinalysis

Cima Medical Centers have labs right on-site so that you can get many of your essential screenings under one roof. 

How do I prepare for a women’s health exam?

If you’re new to Cima Medical Centers, it’s helpful (but not required) to request your medical records from your primary care physician or OB/GYN before your scheduled exam. You should also make a list of any dietary supplements, over-the-counter medications, or prescriptions you take, as well as the dosages.

If you’re due for a Pap smear, try to avoid scheduling your women’s health exam while you’re on your period, since menstrual flow could impact your test results. Lastly, to ensure you get the most out of your one-on-one time with your provider, write down any concerns or symptoms you have, so you don’t forget to talk about them.

Cima Medical Centers can care for all of your women’s health needs. Find out more by booking an evaluation online or over the phone with the location nearest you.