Gynecology

Annual Exam / Preventive Care

Women's HealthFirst looks forward to working in partnership with you to determine your health care needs. Attention to primary and preventive care has been recognized as an effective means of promoting better health and improving the quality of health care. In our continuing effort to provide you with the highest quality of care, we are offering you this “menu” of recommendations. We ask that you review the list and indicate those screening tests or preventive inoculations that you think might be appropriate for you. During your visit, the doctor, the PA, and/or the medical assistants will help to guide you with your choices.

Under 35 Years Old

OBGYN Exam | Well Woman Exam Schaumburg IL | Barrington IL | Hoffman Estates ILYour annual exam will include:

  • Pelvic and breast exam
  • Thin Prep Pap smears for those > 21 years old
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) screening, if > 21 yrs old
  • Blood pressure check
  • Height/Weight measurement
  • Urine screening
  • CBC (complete blood count) and TSH (thyroid screen) may be requested with your annual well-woman exam
  • Cholesterol screening every 3-5 years


These are other tests or guidelines we recommend for your age group:

  • Monthly self breast exam
  • Gonorrhea/Chlamydia Cultures, if more than one sexual partner in the last year.
  • 1,200 mg of Calcium and 1000 IU of Vitamin D daily
  • Annual dental exam
  • Immunizations Recommended
  • Immunizations:
    • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) once during adulthood, ages 18-64; tetanus booster q 10 yrs
    • Hepatitis B series, if sexually active or high-risk
    • Hepatitis A, if high risk
    • Seasonal Influenza vaccination, if desired or at risk
    • Cervical cancer vaccine, up to 26 years of age

35 to 49 Years Old

OBGYN Exam | Well Woman Exam Schaumburg IL | Barrington IL | Hoffman Estates ILYour annual exam will include:

  • Pelvic and breast exam
  • Thin Prep Pap smear with HPV screening
  • Blood pressure check
  • Height/Weight measurement
  • Urine screening
  • Cholesterol screening every 3-5 years
  • CBC (complete blood count) and TSH (thyroid screen) may be requested with your annual well-woman exam
  • Screening for blood in stool, if positive family history of colon cancer

These are other tests or guidelines we recommend for your age group:

  • Monthly self breast exams
  • Screening mammogram between ages 35-40, then yearly mammograms from age 40 and on
  • Gonorrhea/Chlamydia Cultures if > 1 partner in last year
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) tests, including HIV; both partners, before initiating sexual activity
  • Calcium 1200mg and Vitamin D 1000 IU daily
  • Bone Density screening every 2 years if at risk
  • Fasting blood sugar, if obese or positive family history
  • Monthly mole self-exam; by an MD every 3 years
  • Annual dental exam
  • Immunizations:
    • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) once during
      adulthood, ages 18-64; tetanus booster q 10 years
    • Hepatitis B series, if sexually active or high-risk
    • Hepatitis A, if high risk
    • Seasonal Influenza vaccine, if desired or high risk

50 to 64 Years Old

OBGYN Exam | Well Woman Exam Schaumburg IL | Barrington IL | Hoffman Estates ILYour annual exam will include:

  • Pelvic and breast exam
  • Thin Prep Pap smear with HPV screening
  • Blood pressure check
  • Height/Weight Measurement
  • Urine Screening
  • CBC, Thyroid screen, and cholesterol may be requested with your annual well-woman exam
  • Screening for blood in stool

These are other test or guidelines we recommend for your age group:

  • Monthly self breast exams
  • Annual mammograms
  • Consider hormone replacement therapy (HRT), if symptomatic
  • Gonorrhea/Chlamydia Cultures, if > 1 partner in last year
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) tests, including HIV; both partners, before initiating sexual activity
  • 1500 mg of Calcium and 1000 IU of Vitamin D daily
  • Fish Oil / Omega 3 Fatty Acids ( DHA); one capsule daily
  • Antioxidant vitamins and low dose (81mg) enteric coated aspirin for cardiovascular health
  • Bone Density screening every 2 years, if at risk
  • Colonoscopy
  • Fasting blood sugar screening
  • Monthly mole self-exam; by an MD every 3 years
  • Glaucoma and vision checks every 2-4 years with ophthalmologist
  • Annual dental exam
  • Immunizations:
    • Tdap (tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria) once during adulthood, ages 18-64; tetanus booster q 10 years
    • Pneumovax at age 65, or sooner if at risk
    • Seasonal Influenza vaccination
    • Hepatitis B series, if sexually active or high-risk
    • Hepatitis A, if high risk
    • Herpes Zoster, if greater than 60 or desired

65 Years Old and Over

OBGYN Exam | Well Woman Exam Schaumburg IL | Barrington IL | Hoffman Estates ILYour annual exam will include:

  • Pelvic and breast exams
  • Thin Prep Pap smear
  • Blood pressure check
  • Height/Weight measurement
  • Urine Screen
  • CBC, thyroid screen, and cholesterol may be requested for your annual well-woman exam
  • Screening for blood in stool

These are other test or guidelines we recommend for your age group:

  • Monthly self breast exams
  • Annual mammograms
  • HIV, if multiple sexual partners in recent years
  • Calcium 1500 mg and Vitamin D 800 IU daily (through diet and vitamin supplements)
  • Antioxidant vitamins and low dose (81mg) enteric coated aspirin for cardiovascular health
  • Fish Oil / Omega 3 Fatty Acids (DHA); one capsule daily
  • Bone Density Screening every 2-3 years
  • Colonoscopy
  • Fasting blood sugar screening
  • Monthly mole self-exam; by an MD every 3 years
  • Vision and hearing checks every 1-2 years with ophthalmologist and audiologist
  • Annual dental exam
  • Immunizations:
    • Tetanus booster q 10 years
    • Seasonal Influenza vaccine
    • Herpes Zoster
    • Pneumovax at age 65, or sooner if at risk