The women’s health experts at Rios Healthcare Associates in Houston, Texas, focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of health conditions that primarily or exclusively affect women. Tomas Rios, MD, and his team provide high-quality women’s health services, including well-woman exams, cancer screening, and diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the female reproductive system. To find out more, talk to the Rios Healthcare Associates team about women’s health care and how it could benefit you. Call the office today or schedule a consultation online.
Common women’s health problems include:
Women may also get yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis, common problems causing unpleasant irritation and vaginal discharge.
Another widespread problem affecting women during and after middle age is menopause. This natural period of change marks the end of a woman’s ability to have her own biological children. It’s not a disease but a normal process affecting estrogen and progesterone levels, the female sex hormones.
Fluctuating and falling hormone levels can cause a range of distressing and unpleasant symptoms, including vaginal dryness, loss of libido (reduced interest in sex), and hot flashes that can affect you for years.
The treatment you need for a women’s health problem varies according to your condition and how it affects you.
The Rios Healthcare Associates team creates a personalized care plan tailored to your needs, which may include specialized treatments such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or estrogen cream for vaginal dryness.
If you need to see an OB/GYN for a severe or unusual disease, your provider can refer you to a suitable specialist.
Rios Healthcare Associates offers an extensive range of women’s health services, including:
A well-woman exam is an annual check-up involving a physical exam and screening tests. It provides insight into your overall well-being but emphasizes reproductive system health.
Pap smears are a screening procedure for cervical cancer. During a pelvic exam, your provider gathers cells from your cervix that the onsite lab tests for cancerous changes.
Your provider may examine your breasts for lumps or other abnormalities. When you reach middle age or if you have a family history of breast cancer, they may recommend a mammogram (breast X-ray), as it’s the most reliable form of screening.
Rios Healthcare Associates provides invaluable family planning services and advice. They offer contraception advice if you’re not ready for a baby; if you want children but experience trouble conceiving, you might benefit from a fertility evaluation.
To take advantage of the exceptional women’s health services available at Rios Healthcare Associates, call the office or book an appointment online today.