Lifestages provides the prevention and wellness services a woman needs during her lifetime. Since women today lead more active lifestyles, it is more important than ever for them to be informed and to take control of their own health and wellness. Lifestages provides integrated and convenient prevention/wellness programs to keep women healthy and active.
Health Evaluation and Treatment
A Nurse Practitioner will spend the time to listen to your concerns and the changes your body is experiencing. Together you will develop a treatment plan designed to address your health care needs.
The following services are available
Regular women's check-up including:
- Pap Smears, Clinical Breast Exams, Body Mass Index
- Ordering of Mammograms, Lipid Profile, Fasting Blood Glucose and other tests as appropriate
- Blood Pressure
- Breast Self-Exam Instruction
- Depression Assessment and Management
- Hormonal Management
- Contraceptive Options
- Fitness and Exercise Prescriptions
- Referral to Complementary & Alternative Therapies
- Referral for Medical Nutritional Therapy
- Physician Referral
- Smoking Cessation
Osteoporosis Evaluation and Treatment
Bone loss due to osteoporosis can leave older women especially susceptible to bone breakage. Our bone densitometry equipment, known as DEXA, or Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry, performs a simple and painless test to tell how strong your bones are.
While you lie still on a comfortable, padded table, our DEXA unit scans one or more areas of your bone, measuring the density and mineral content. With this information, your physician can diagnose and effectively treat osteoporosis.
Continence Evaluation and Treatment
Urinary incontinence or involuntary loss of urine can affect women at different times of their lives for a number of reasons. Assessment offered by Women's Services can help to determine the type of incontinence you are experiencing and the proper treatment. If you are experiencing urinary leakage or urgency, there is help for you. Our integrated program provides evaluation and coordinates necessary treatment such as physical therapy, nutritional counseling and any needed referral to specialists.
Breast and Cervical Screening
Women's Services offers women in the community comprehensive screening for early detection and prompt referral for treatment of breast and cervical cancer. Women's Services offers women a relaxed, private setting to voice their concerns, find understanding and receive help as necessary.
Well woman, low-dose mammography, risk assessments, healthy lifestyle counseling and education in areas of concern complete this comprehensive program. Breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services are offered at a low cost to women.
To schedule an appointment for any of these services, call 410-543-7036 or 1-800-543-7780, extension 7036. Regular office hours are available from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for office visits and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for Bone Density Testing. If you require an adjustment in these hours, please inform the receptionist and we will make every effort to accommodate you.
ADDITIONAL WOMEN'S SERVICES
PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
Plastic surgery, taken from the Greek word plastikos meaning to mold or give form, is the specialty dedicated to restoring and reshaping the human body. Plastic surgery encompasses both reconstructive surgery, cosmetic or aesthetic surgery and other procedures performed to reshape or restore normal structures of the body to improve appearance and self-esteem.
Both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery are performed at Peninsula Regional by our highly skilled plastic surgeons. If you are in need of a physician call 1-800-955-PRMC (7762).
PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
Peninsula Regional Medical Center's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department's comprehensive approach to rehabilitation allows exceptional continuity of care. We feature a multidisciplinary approach to a wide variety of patient populations including those in our Women's Services programs.
- Muscular re-education for strength, balance and urinary leakage
- Lymphedema management and muscle therapy following mastectomy
- Massage techniques to manage chronic pelvic pain and vulvodynia
- Management of back pain in pregnancy
- Individualized exercise programs for arthritis or joint pain
These are just a few of the many options available to women seeking physical therapy services from highly skilled professionals. Call 410-543-7069 for more information.