Women's Health

Greenwood Village - Millennium Park Medical Associates

Internal Medicine Physicians located in Greenwood Village, CO

Although we tend to focus on times of illness, maintaining and monitoring your health is just as important when you are not sick. For women that means making and keeping appointments for annual well woman examinations. At Millennium Park Medical Associates, Dr. Farah N. Khan, MD, FACP is ready to help women maintain optimal health. Book your next appointment online or call today.

Women's Health Q & A

Why are women’s health exams important?

Women’s health exams at Millennium Park Medical Associates help catch health issues early and help strengthen your relationship by keeping your primary care physician informed about your health and your personal life.

As compared to men, women:

  • Die more often following a heart attack. 
  • Show more signs of depression and anxiety.
  • Suffer from osteoarthritis in higher numbers
  • Have more urinary tract problems and issues associated with STDs.

How often should I see my gynecologist for routine exams?

Adolescent girls should start their routine exams when they get their period, usually between the ages of 13-15, and periodically thereafter. Women who are sexually active, have a family history of reproductive diseases, or are entering menopause may need more appointments.

For most healthy women, it is recommended you see your provider for screenings at the following intervals:

Periodic pelvic exams starting at 21
Breast exams every 1-3 years from 25-39 and every year after 40
Pap smear and HPV test timing vary depending upon risk factors. Exams should be done annually for evaluation of risk factors and need for testing

If I’ve passed my reproductive years do I still need well woman visits?

Yes. Well woman visits are important regardless of your age. Farah N. Khan MD, FACP strives to meet the needs of her patients throughout their reproductive years and menopause. Maintaining your health starts with monitoring it through these important preventive examinations.

Dr. Farah N. Khan of Millennium Park Medical Associates is located in Greenwood Village, Colorado. To make your next well woman visit, book online or call today.