Women's Health

Tamara Maher, DO -  - Family Medicine Physician

Maher Family Practice

Tamara Maher, DO

Family Medicine Physician located in Los Alamitos, CA

Your well-woman checkup is an integral part of staying well and healthy, and Tamara Maher, DO, at Maher Family Practice in Los Alamitos, California has the experience and expertise to provide you with all the services a woman needs from a primary care provider. If you have a health issue that you’d like to discuss with Dr. Maher or you need to schedule a well-woman exam, call Maher Family Practice today, or book an appointment online.

Women's Health Q & A

What is meant by women’s health?

Although there are many aspects of the human body that are the same in both men and women, there are of course crucial differences. It’s these differences that form the focus of women’s health care.

There are several types of screening programs that women should participate in each year, and at the same time, it’s a good idea to have a well-woman check to make sure you’re healthy. A pelvic exam and a Pap smear will pick up early signs of serious diseases like cancer, as well as infections or other health problems in the genitalia.

Pap smears are an essential, simple method of taking a sample of cells from your cervix and examining them for any abnormalities. The procedure is quick and easy, and Dr. Maher puts you at your ease, being very gentle and respectful during the exam. Catching abnormal cells early greatly increases your chances of recovering from serious illness, and a Pap smear should be a part of every woman’s health care regime.

What are women’s health conditions?

Women’s health refers to any health problem or disease that affect the female reproductive organs and related parts of the body such as:

  • Cancer
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Prolapsed organs
  • Yeast and bacterial infections
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Menstrual problems
  • Painful intercourse
  • Menopause
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Cysts, polyps and other benign growths in the uterus and ovaries
  • Breast disorders
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility

You should book an appointment to see Dr. Maher if you have any concerns about your reproductive organs or genitals, for example, pain, swelling, infection, or any changes that are taking place.

Do I need to see a gynecologist for women’s health issues?

Your OB/GYN plays an important role in providing specialist gynecological treatment and surgery when required, but for routine checks and common health conditions, Dr. Maher has all the skills and experience to provide the very best standards of care for women’s health problems.

If your Pap smear test or well-woman checkup flags up any points of concern, Dr. Maher refers you to an appropriately qualified specialist for further assessment. For all your regular health care needs, Dr. Maher offers a warm and welcoming environment and familiar surroundings that provide the highest standards of care for women.

If you’re due for a well-woman checkup or a Pap smear, or you have any concerns about your health, Dr. Maher is the caring practitioner you need. Call Maher Family Practice today, or book an appointment online.