We recommend that every woman perform a self exam monthly. Whether it is on the first of the month or on the day of your birthday. Please screen yourself monthly. If you nave not been taught how to perform a self breast exam please come in and we will teach you and together we can help protect yourself.
For cervical cancer screenings women should have their first pap smear at age 21 and then every three years after that until you reach age 30. After age 30 you only need to have a pap every 5 years unless there are abnormalities or you have a high risk for cervical cancer.
While breast cancer can strike at any age after age 50 it is recommended that you receive a mammogram every two years. The mammogram service is offered through Amarillo STAT Care through referrals only.
Let us care for any of your needs from PAP smears, confirmation of pregnancy tests or breast exams. Be sure to ask about any other women's health services offered by Amarillo STAT Care.
If you have a high risk for decreased bone density, then it is best of we begin testing at age 50. Increased risk can stem from family history, history of smoking, decreased sun exposure, lack of physical activity. The bone density screening is offered by Amarillo STAT Care through referrals only.
We are able to refer you to any specialist when needed. Such as OB-GYN for pregnancy, plastic surgeon for augmentation or dermatologist for skin issues. Feel free to ask us if you are interested in any other referrals needed.