Ara Shafrazian, MD, and Arthur Babakhanians, MD, offer comprehensive women’s health services at LibertyMed Health Group in Glendale, California. Whether you’re due for your well-woman exam and Pap smear or need advice on birth control or optimizing your health for pregnancy, the team at LibertyMed Health Group can help. Call the practice today or schedule a women’s health consultation online.request an appointment
What are the available women’s health services?
The team at LibertyMed Health Group offers various women’s health services to help you stay healthy at every stage of life.
Your well-woman exam is the cornerstone of women’s health care. It’s an opportunity to check in on your health and have the preventive health screenings that allow your doctor to diagnose and treat health issues before they affect your well-being.
The team offers Pap smears to screen for cervical cancer. Depending on your age and risk level, you can opt for a combined Pap smear and human papillomavirus (HPV) test.
The team provides personalized advice on the best birth control to suit your needs and lifestyle. They offer birth control pills, intrauterine devices (IUDs), implants, and injections.
While sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) affect people of all genders, the team at LibertyMed Health Group provides STD testing and counseling during your women’s health appointments. They can help you evaluate and reduce your risk of contracting an STD as well as testing and treatment.
As you approach and reach menopause, your hormone levels fluctuate and decline, causing a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. The team offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, lifestyle advice, and other customized therapies to help you stay healthy and retain your vitality.
What should I expect during a well-woman exam?
During your well-woman exam, the team at LibertyMed Health Group reviews your medical history, changes to your health, and overall lifestyle. They check your weight and blood pressure before performing breast and pelvic exams. Your provider also performs Pap smears, if necessary.
Your well-woman exam is an excellent opportunity to talk to your provider about your sexual health, including your birth control needs or plans to have a family.
Your provider can also diagnose and treat women’s health issues, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, and pelvic inflammatory disease.
How often do I need to have a Pap smear?
Women should begin to have Pap smears when they become sexually active or turn 21. If you have a low risk of cervical cancer, you should have a Pap smear every three years.
If you’re over the age of 30, you can have a combined Pap and HPV test every five years. Your provider offers customized advice on how often you should have a Pap smear.
Call LibertyMed Health Group or make an appointment online today for expert women’s health services.