When it comes to the reproductive system, women require special medical attention that has nothing to do with the primary care men might receive. At Delta Internal Medicine Center in Downtown Orlando, Florida, Michael Akpeke, MD, offers individualized treatment specifically designed to help women stay healthy. Learn more about women’s health by scheduling an appointment through the online booking tool or over the phone today.


Women’s Health Q & A

Why do I need women’s health care?

Women’s reproductive health can be divided into three phases: puberty, reproductive years, and menopause.

Your body goes through a series of unique hormonal and physical changes in each of these phases. Your reproductive organs have to adjust for each phase. As a result, comprehensive medical care is essential for addressing any issues these changes might create.

Dr. Akpeke ensures that your body functions correctly throughout each phase of your life.

What are the most common women’s health care issues?

Women’s health typically addresses any issues relating to your:

  • Uterus
  • Breasts
  • Vagina
  • Cervix
  • Fallopian tubes
  • Vagina

Your hormones levels fluctuate throughout your life. With each fluctuation comes the risk of damage and illness. Dr. Akpeke can help you track your risk of:

  • Abnormal or heavy bleeding
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Reproductive cancers
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Ovarian cysts

Dr. Akpeke also monitors your health as you pass through your perimenopausal and menopausal stages.

What happens during a women’s wellness exam?

Dr. Akpeke recommends scheduling a women’s wellness exam at least once a year. He tells you whether you should plan for more regular visits.

He starts by collecting crucial data, like your vitals and measurement. From there, he discusses any of your concerns or symptoms. This allows him to determine what to look for during the exam.

Dr. Akpeke performs a visual examination of your vagina and manually checks for any abnormalities in your vagina, pelvic region, and breasts.

He might also recommend a Pap smear to check the health of your cervix and test for cancer. Dr. Akpeke recommends that you start getting annual Pap smear once you turn 21 years old.

After you turn 30, Dr. Akpeke recommends a Pap smear every five years, granted your results are healthy. You should speak to Dr. Akpeke about how often you need to schedule a Pap smear.

Depending on the results of your women’s wellness exam, Dr. Akpeke might ask you to schedule a follow-up visit to discuss both your results and treatment options.

Women’s health care is vital to the maintenance of your long-lasting overall health. Schedule an appointment at Delta Internal Medicine Center today by phone or online.