Women's Health Services in Palmdale & Encino

women's health

What is women’s health?

Most of a woman’s healthcare needs can be effectively diagnosed and managed by a family medicine doctor. Women’s health services include providing contraception, performing annual gynecological examinations, and diagnosing and treating sexually transmitted diseases. Many of women’s healthcare concerns involve not just women, but also the men in their lives.

What women’s health services can a family medicine physician provide?

As a family doctor, Dr. Katayoun Motlagh provides comprehensive women’s health services for women of all ages in Palmdale and Encino. Here are some of the services she commonly provides:

Annual Gynecology Examinations

A routine women’s health exam typically includes:

  • Pelvic exam
  • Pap smear test
  • Human papilloma virus (HPV) testing
  • Breast exam

Contraception

Female ontraception options offered include:

  • Birth control pills
  • Intra-uterine devices (IUD insertion and IUD removal)
  • Depo-Provera contraception injection (stops ovulation up to 3 months)
  • Nexplanon implant (prevents pregnancy up to 3 years)

Family Planning

Family planning services include:

  • At-home ovulation and pregnancy tests
  • Emergency contraception
  • Treatment for fertility issues (with specialist referral, as needed)

STD Testing and Treatment

Providing diagnosis and treatment for conditions including:

  • Genital warts
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Herpes
  • HIV
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis B

Care for Acute Women’s Health Problems

Dr. Motlagh provides compassionate care for a wide range of acute women’s health problems, including:

  • Vaginal infections, including yeast infections
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Menstrual pain

In addition, Dr. Motlagh can provide the following healthcare services for women, always ensuring that her patients receive continuity of care when treatment from other physicians is necessary:

  • Bloodwork and lab services
  • Recommendations for colposcopy
  • Recommendations for screening mammogram
  • Recommendations for colonoscopy
  • Referral to an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) for pregnancy and other procedures

If you are interested in learning more about the women’s health services provided by Dr. Katayoun Motlagh, contact our office today or schedule an appointment by filling out the appointment request form right on this page.

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