Women’s Health Specialist

Complete Care Physicians

Shruja Patel, M.D.

Board Certified Family Practice Physician located in Katy, TX

Seeing a women’s health specialist you can trust is the key to maintaining optimal health and preventing serious medical problems. Board-certified family practice physician Shruja Patel, MD, and her expert team offer comprehensive women’s health services at Complete Care Physicians in Katy, Texas. If you’re due for an annual exam or experience new or unusual symptoms, book an appointment over the phone or online today.

Women’s Health Q&A

What is women’s health?

Women have specific health care needs, which is why finding a women’s health specialist who provides exceptional care is important. The team at Complete Care Physicians offers comprehensive women’s health services to keep you healthy or detect medical problems before serious complications develop.

What are common women’s health problems?

Women can face numerous health issues throughout their lifetime, such as:

  • Breast, cervical, or ovarian cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Osteoporosis
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Gynecological conditions
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Thyroid problems
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

A regular women’s health exam can help you catch any problems early and minimize your long-term risk. Your risk of health conditions increases with age, obesity, family history of disease, physical inactivity, poor dietary habits, stress, and smoking.

What happens during my appointment?

When you arrive at a women’s health appointment at Complete Care Physicians, you’re greeted by friendly staff. They check your weight, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. Your doctor asks about your medical history and symptoms, such as changes in your menstrual cycle, heavy uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, and pain during intercourse.

They complete a comprehensive physical exam, including breast and pelvic exams, and a Pap test when necessary to screen for cervical cancer. After inserting a speculum into your vagina, your provider may take a sample of cells from your cervix and send it to a lab for evaluation. 

They might recommend a urine test, blood test, electrocardiogram (EKG), ultrasound, or other diagnostic imaging procedures to detect or rule out women’s health problems.

Which women’s health treatments are available?

The team at Complete Care Physicians offers the following treatments:

  • Healthy lifestyle and nutrition counseling
  • Dietary supplement recommendations
  • Medications
  • Further diagnostic testing
  • Birth control pills
  • Additional birth control methods
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Specialist referrals

If you have a complex women’s health problem requiring a specialist’s care, the team at Complete Care Physicians can refer you to a qualified OB/GYN provider in your area.

How often should I schedule women’s health exams?

Schedule a women’s health exam every year, or more often if your Complete Care Physicians provider recommends it because of a health concern. See your primary care specialist if you experience any new or unusual symptoms, such as heavy menstrual bleeding or pelvic pain. 

When you’re due for your next women’s health exam, call the Complete Care Physicians office or use the online booking feature today.



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