Women's Health Specialist

Eileen R. DiGregorio, D.O.

Family Medicine Physician located in Bensalem, PA

Women’s unique biology comes with medical concerns that require special preventive care and routine screenings for optimal well-being. Family care physician Eileen DiGregorio, DO, provides women’s health services such as well woman exams, breast cancer screenings, and Pap tests at her practice in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. If you’re a woman looking for a kind and professional primary care doctor to help you maintain excellent health, call the office of Dr. DiGregorio or request an appointment online today.

Women's Health Q & A

What is a women’s wellness exam?

Women’s wellness exams focus on conditions and concerns that relate to the female reproductive system. Dr. DiGregorio performs well woman exams to screen for diseases and conditions that affect only women, such as cervical cancer, and to monitor your overall health throughout every stage of life.

Whether you’re a teenager getting her first period or a mature adult past menopause, these exams address various important issues that affect women at different ages. Depending on your age and level of sexual activity, your well woman visit may include:

  • A physical exam
  • A pelvic exam
  • Pap tests
  • Review of your medical history
  • Review of your sexual history
  • Questions about your menstrual period
  • Immunizations, such as the HPV vaccine
  • Information about birth control and STD testing
  • Breast exams

 

Why are women’s wellness exams important

Seeing Dr. DiGregorio for regular women’s wellness exams is a crucial part of your overall health care strategy. Some women’s health issues may show little to no symptoms at first, so even if you aren’t feeling sick, it’s a good idea to get checked.

Through preventive screenings such as Pap tests and breast exams, Dr. DiGregorio can catch anything unusual before it becomes a major problem. In addition to monitoring your overall health, Dr. DiGregorio screens for certain types of cancer, including in the breast and cervix.

She can also provide information about STD testing, answer questions about birth control, and discuss any concerns you may have about your period or reproductive health.

 

What happens during a Pap test?

Dr. DiGregorio provides Pap tests to screen for abnormal cell activity that may indicate early signs of cervical cancer. The test itself involves gently swabbing the surface of your cervix to collect a sample of cells for lab analysis.

A Pap test is quick and painless, although not exactly comfortable. You may experience slight pressure while Dr. DiGregorio inserts the speculum into your vagina and swabs the cells from your cervix, but it’s over in a few brief minutes.

The benefits of getting regular Pap tests far outweigh the minor discomfort. If you’re due for a Pap test or women’s wellness exam, call or click online to request an appointment with Dr. DiGregorio today.