Preventative Care

When it comes to your body’s wellbeing, preventative care is key. Routine exams allow you to be proactive about your health, and in some cases, catch potential issues early. Dr. Amaya is a central Phoenix OB/GYN with nearly two decades of experience. She knows that preventative care is a crucial component of long-term health and wellness.

Well-woman exams

Well-woman exams are preventive health visits. In general, it is recommended that well-woman exams start at age 21 or when you become sexually active. These preventive health visits provide an opportunity to assess your health risks for future disease and provide lifestyle or behavioral counseling to minimize your health care risks.
During your visit, Dr. Amaya will generally conduct a complete physical exam, including a breast exam, to check for lumps or other abnormalities. She will also complete a pelvic exam to screen for cervical cancer and vaginal infections, as well as an assessment of your uterus and ovaries. Depending on your age and health concerns, a blood screening may be recommended, and a mammogram may be ordered. Staying consistent with the annual well-woman exam is the best way to ensure a healthy reproductive system and help prevent chronic illness.

Preconception planning

Making the decision to have a baby is one of the biggest choices a person will ever make, and it’s an incredibly exciting one. Once you have decided to begin trying to conceive, Dr. Amaya can guide you through preconception planning.

This is a great time to discuss your cycle and how to boost your chances of becoming pregnant. If you’ve been on birth control, several factors may affect how long it takes to become pregnant. She can provide more information on what to expect during this time.

At this appointment, you should also discuss any questions or concerns you have about your lifestyle, existing health conditions, or medications you’re currently taking.

For the best in Central Phoenix OB/GYN care, schedule an appointment with Dr. Mariana Amaya today.

Take an active approach to your health through preventative care. Dr. Amaya is a bilingual female gynecologist in Phoenix, AZ, with the experience to help you navigate any concerns you may have about your gynecological health. Whether you’re interested in routine well-woman exams or have a particular concern, she can help.

600 W. Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ 85013