Female Family Care Doctors in Lakeland, FL

If you are looking for a female family care physician, we welcome you to come to Elite Health Center & Family Care! Our family care physician would be pleased to provide you with any medical care you require. For more information, call us now or schedule an appointment online.

Female Family Care Doctors Near Me in Lakeland, FL
Female Family Care Doctors Near Me in Lakeland, FL

What does a female Primary Care Physician check for?

A primary care physician who specializes in women’s health can check for a broad range of different illnesses and conditions, including those that uniquely affect women, such as various reproductive or hormonal disorders. In addition to routine primary care services, primary care physicians specializing in women’s health commonly provide any of the following routine checks:

● Breast exams and mammograms to check for lumps, changes in the breasts, or breast cancer
● Pap smear to check for cervical cancer or abnormal cells in the cervix
● Pelvic exams to examine the health of the uterus, ovaries, vulva, cervix, fallopian tubes, bladder, and rectum
● Testing for various sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDs and STIs)

Some conditions that uniquely affect women and which an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) or a primary care physician who specializes in women’s health may look for include the following:

● Endometriosis
● Issues with fertility, pregnancy, or menstrual cycles
● Menopausal symptoms
● Pelvic inflammatory disease
● Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
● Problems with sexual function, desire, or performance
● And others

Do female patients prefer female doctors?

It is common for women to prefer medical services from female doctors. However, this is not always the case. A recent 2018 survey of over 7000 Americans estimated that nearly half (46 percent) of all women in the United States prefer to receive medical care from a female doctor. The other responses in the survey were either ‘no preference’ or male doctors. Furthermore, younger women are also more likely to prefer a female doctor than older women, who often do not have any preference.

What are the benefits of having a female primary care physician?

While both male and female primary care physicians can provide excellent medical services to patients, there can be several advantages to having a female primary care physician. Various studies have shown that female primary care physicians are more likely to listen longer and more attentively to their patients’ medical concerns.

One particular study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America surveyed over 500,000 patients with heart conditions admitted into emergency rooms over two decades and found that mortality rates for both men and women were significantly lower when they were treated by a female doctor. The survey also found that women treated by male doctors had the highest mortality rates of those surveyed.

Moreover, if you are a woman, a female primary care physician will likely be able to sympathize with concerns you have that are unique to your sex more effectively than a male primary care physician.

What kind of doctor does a woman need?

While every person should have a primary care physician, a woman should also have an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) or a primary care physician who specializes in women’s’ health and genecology that can diagnose, treat and manage conditions or illnesses related to hormonal or reproductive disorders.

At Elite Health Center, our primary care physician, Latoya Robinson, ARNP, specializes in women’s health and gynecology and has over eight years of experience as a practicing nurse practitioner in Florida. As such, she can provide excellent primary care services for any woman looking for a female primary care physician.

For more information about our services or to make an appointment with us at Elite Health Center, please give us a call or schedule an appointment through our website! You can find Elite Health Center & Family Care at 515 Channing Road in Lakeland, Florida. We serve patients from Lakeland FL, Medulla FL, Highland City FL, Eaton Park FL, Youmans FL, and Winston FL.

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