Women's Wellness Specialist

Sonha T Nguyen, MD, MS -  - Internal Medicine

United Internal Medicine

Sonha T Nguyen, MD, MS

Internal Medicine located in Encinitas, CA & Fallbrook, CA

Women have unique health needs. Women’s wellness visits are a great way to ensure that those needs are met. For women living in and around Encinitas and Fallbrook, California, Sonha Nguyen, MD, and her team at United Internal Medicine are an outstanding resource for women’s health care. Take a step closer to achieving excellent health. Book an appointment today by phone, or schedule one online.

Women's Wellness Q & A

What are some common women’s wellness needs?

Women have specific health needs. Those needs change as you move through life. Having a trusted health provider to turn to can help you get the care you need to thrive.

Some of the issues important to women 19-39 are:

  • Sexual health
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Endometriosis
  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Weight management
  • Birth control
  • Fertility planning

Issues important to women 40-64 include:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Vaginitis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Infertility
  • Polyps
  • Heart health
  • Menopause

Issues important to women over 65 include:

  • Hypertension
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cognitive issues
  • Certain cancers
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases

These are just some of the health needs a woman might encounter during her life.

What happens during women’s wellness visits?

A pelvic exam is a necessary part of women’s wellness visits. These exams allow Dr. Nguyen to check for tissue abnormalities in your vagina and part of the cervix.

A Pap smear is also done during a pelvic exam. This screening uses a small number of cervical cells to search for signs of cellular changes. It’s a powerful tool in detecting cervical cancer.

A breast exam looks for tissue changes in your breast tissue and teaches you how to examine your own breasts at home between visits to United Internal Medicine.

You’ll also have a chance to discuss women’s health issues with Dr. Nguyen. Topics can range from STD prevention and sexual health to postpartum care, hormonal imbalance, domestic violence, and heart health.

These visits are your chance to ask Dr. Nguyen about ways to improve your health and wellness. They allow you to get professional advice on shaping and managing your health care and focus on empowering you to be proactive in all aspects of your health.

How often should I schedule women’s wellness visits?

Most women benefit from annual women’s wellness visits. If you suffer from chronic health conditions or are experiencing unusual changes in your health, you might need to visit the office more frequently.

There is no firm schedule for women’s wellness, and your needs will change over time. Dr. Nguyen works closely with you to ensure that you get the care and support needed to achieve and maintain the highest quality of life possible.

If you’re overdue for a woman’s wellness visit, call the office today to check appointment availability. Fast and convenient online booking is also available.