Maintaining exceptional women’s health is often as simple as seeing your medical provider regularly. At Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center in Newark, New Jersey, family nurse practitioners Virginia Atieh, FNP, Selande Charles, FNP, and their team offer comprehensive women’s health services for all age groups. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today using this website.

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What is women’s health?

Women’s health at Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center includes a wide array of services that keep you healthy or detect medical problems before they become serious. Examples of common women’s health issue are:

  • Menopause symptoms
  • Breast, cervical, and ovarian cancers
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic diseases
  • Gynecological problems
  • Infertility 
  • Arthritis
  • Thyroid problems
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Obesity

Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center providers are highly trained in all areas of women’s health.

Which women’s health services are available?

Some of the many women’s health services available at Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center include:

  • Annual physical exams
  • Pelvic exams and Pap smears
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Prenatal care
  • Postnatal care
  • Birth control
  • Immunizations
  • Sick visits
  • Medical weight loss

Seeing providers at Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center regularly can detect women’s health problems, such as breast and cervical cancers, early before they become serious.

What happens during women’s health visits?

During women’s health visits at Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center, compassionate staff members greet you. They complete the following:

Vital signs check

When checking your vital signs, a Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center provider weighs you and assesses your pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs.

Medical history review

Your women’s health specialist reviews your personal and family history of disease. They discuss your lifestyle, medications, possible symptoms, and questions or concerns you may have about your health. 

Physical exam

During a women’s health exam, your Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center specialist assesses your heartbeat, breathing, eyes, ears, throat, abdomen, and reflexes. 

They complete a pelvic exam to evaluate your reproductive health and take a sample of cervical cells during a Pap test (as needed) to screen for cervical cancer. Your provider may perform a breast exam or refer you for a mammogram.

Prenatal and postnatal care

If you’re pregnant, Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center staff can care for you during your pregnancy and after you deliver the baby. They provide genetic testing, ultrasounds, and general OB/GYN care.

Diagnostic testing

In addition to offering Pap smears, your women’s health provider might recommend additional diagnostic tests when necessary. Examples include pregnancy testing, urine tests, blood tests, asthma or allergy testing, electrocardiograms (EKGs), and imaging procedures.

Will I need treatment?

If you’re ill, have a chronic disease, or experience a women’s health problem, your Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center specialist may recommend treatment. They might suggest you take medications, make lifestyle changes, or undergo a minor surgical procedure. Your family medicine provider can refer you to highly-trained specialists as needed.

To achieve exceptional women’s health care at an affordable price, schedule an appointment with Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center by phone or online today.