Well Woman Exams Specialist
Providers at Embry Women’s Health offer women in and around Mesa, Arizona, the comprehensive well woman services they need to help ensure they enjoy optimal health and wellness at every stage of life.
Well Woman Exams Q&A
What are well woman visits?
Well woman visits are exams geared specifically to the health needs of women. Rather than visiting the doctor when you’re ill, a well visit occurs when you’re feeling fine, and includes many of the same evaluations and tests as a regular physical exam. The difference between having a physical with a primary care physician and having a well woman visit with an ob-gyn is that ob-gyn doctors specialize in women’s health issues, which means they can provide the tests and health screenings a woman needs to stay as healthy as possible at every age. Plus, when care is needed, providers at Embry Women’s Health are skilled in the latest techniques for treating even complex medical issues.
What happens during a well woman visit?
During your office visit, your weight and blood pressure will be recorded and your provider will ask you questions about your period, any abnormal bleeding issues or other abnormal symptoms, and perform a clinical breast exam. For older women, you will be asked about menopausal symptoms you may be experiencing. During some visits, you may have a pelvic exam and Pap test as well. If you’re sexually active, your provider will discuss your contraceptive needs and options. You should also be prepared to provide a complete health history, as well as a list of any medications and supplements you’re taking.
How often do I need to schedule a well woman visit with Embry Women’s Health?
Ideally, you should schedule a well woman visit every year so your provider can keep track of changes in your health profile that could indicate a potential medical issue. By keeping track of data on a yearly basis, your provider is able to spot even minor changes so medical issues can be treated before they become serious. Plus, having an annual visit ensures you get the best care possible as your needs change with your age.
OUR PATIENTS SAY
I first chose to come to Embry Womens Health because it was near my home and they took my insurance. I’ve been coming back because JoEllen is AMAZING! The whole office is so welcoming and comforting, I’ve moved 20 miles away and I STILL go to see JoEllen for all of my women’s healthcare. I will literally plan my days off around an appointment so I can continue being a patient here.
I can’t say enough good things about Embry Women’s Health and hope to be able to be a patient for life!
5 Stars – Yelp – 11/13/2019
I still love this place. It’s my second year as a patient here, and they still treat me so well. Every concern that I had was taken seriously and my doctor gave me some things to help with a couple of them. The office also isn’t really cold (which I’ve found to be a problem at some offices) so you won’t be freezing during your exam. She’s definitely the best doctor I have been to and recommend to every woman to look into coming here. Also, all of your test results are available online through a patient portal, and you can also schedule new appointments and fill out all of your patient information forms ahead of time on there. This makes checking in for your appointment super quick and easy.
5 Stars – Yelp – 10/31/2019
This was my first visit at this office and it was so much better then a visit I’ve had at a different gynecologist. The ladies were genuinely friendly and helpful and all very knowledgeable. They make you feel comfortable and safe. It’s so hard to find a gynecologist that fits your needs and I’m very happy to say I found mine.
5 Stars – Yelp – 4/10/2018
Embry Women’s Health is committed to providing quality, affordable health care. We’re in-network with all major insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna and UnitedHealthcare. No insurance? No problem. We offer a simple fee schedule for those who wish to pay out-of-pocket. Click the button below for our complete list and more information:
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Words from our patients
JoEllen is AMAZING! Not only is she professional- she makes your whole experience comfortable. If you’re looking for a professional that never judges your situation and treats you very well- I would definitely recommend this office!
5 Stars – Yelp
It is refreshing to meet a practitioner who sees the whole patient and not just a series of symptoms. JoEllen is willing to spend the time to ask questions and really listen to the responses. I have seen JoEllen several times and I have always appreciated how much time she spends with each appointment and her pragmatic approach with solutions. I feel like my health drives the appointment and not the schedule. Finding JoEllen’s practice was like finding a needle in a haystack, a caring practitioner who encourages patients to listen to their bodies and to be their own best advocate.
5 Stars – 10/11/2018
Friendly staff. JoEllen is incredibly kind, patient and answers all of my questions whenever I see her. I don’t feel like I am being rushed when I am there, it is very nice.
5 Stars – 10/4/2018
I was super impressed. NP Eva was wonderfully personable and professional. Front desk staff (thanks, Mia) was kind and thoughtful. They have snacks and drinks in the waiting room. It’s super clean and the view is lovely. It sits right on the lake at Dobson Ranch.
5 Stars – 5/24/2021
“I started seeing Joellen earlier this year and I have had nothing but good experiences every time I have gone back. She is very down to earth and listens to any concerns. I would highly recommend Embry Womens Health.”
5 stars – 09/28/2018