Women’s Wellness Specialist

Patrick L. Allen, MD, II, PLLC

Gynecologists located in Richland Hills, TX

Women’s wellness is a lifelong commitment to the unique needs and transitions of women. No matter what part of the lifespan you are in, Richland Hills, TX gynecologist Dr. Patrick Allen can offer you premium gynecological care to improve your health and vitality.

Women's Wellness Q & A

What is women’s wellness?

Women’s wellness is an overarching aspect of general health care that includes conditions and issues that are unique to women. As a woman, you will (or have already) gone through a number of important developmental and reproductive milestones.

In adolescence, a young girl begins menstruating, which signals that her body has reached child-bearing age. As you become sexually active and consider starting a family, you will need to address the characteristic health changes and precautions necessary to maintain health. Then, as you age, menstruation will stop, as will your child-bearing abilities. Throughout all these phases of life, it is important to monitor your health and wellness.

What important exams and screening affect women’s wellness?

Every year, it’s important to have an annual well-woman visit in order to provide early detection of disease or to manage existing conditions. Your women’s wellness exam generally includes a pelvic exam, breast exam, and Pap smear. Depending on your age or current health status, you may require additional tests and exams.

Important screenings for women may include those for breast cancer, cervical cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, colorectal cancer, and osteoporosis. Talk to your doctor to determine which, if any of these screenings, may be relevant to your situation.

What can I do at home for optimal women’s wellness?

Although visiting your gynecologist and primary care doctor on a yearly basis is significant for preventative health, you must also prioritize your health every day. If you have an existing health condition, be sure that you are taking your medications (or any other medical procedures) as directed. Consume a diet of healthy, whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat dairy. Drink plenty of water. Exercise regularly – at least 30 minutes per day on most days of the week. Finally, be sure to nourish your mental health by engaging in regular stress-relief practices.

Insurance Plans

We are a contracted provider for many health plans, and we have listed only a few here. Please contact our office at 817-590-8700 if you do not see your Insurance plan listed.

Aetna
BCBS
Cigna
GEHA
Great West Health Care
HealthSmart
Humana
PacifiCare
Principal Life
Tricare
UnitedHealthcare