Women's Health Specialist

Sean Bohannon, MD -  - Family Medicine

Selma Family Care, PC

Sean Bohannon, MD

Family Medicine located in Selma, AL

Selma Family Care in Selma, Alabama, offers the full range of women’s health services from guidance on birth control to pregnancy care to post-menopausal assessments. Whatever your age and stage of life, Dr. Sean Bohannon and the staff at Selma Family Care are waiting to meet you and give you their expert attention for any and all women’s health services.

Women's Health Q & A

What are women’s health services?

While men and women can need some of the very same health tests, women also have some very specific health issues and need some specialized tests. These can include:

  • Breast exams
  • Cervical cancer screenings
  • Infertility testing
  • Incontinence screening
  • Mammograms
  • Menopause testing and treatment
  • Pap test
  • Urinary tract testing and treatment
  • Osteoporosis testing and treatment

At what age do women’s health services begin?

As girls near their teenage years, Dr. Bohannon and the expert staff at Selma Family Care want to discuss important health issues such as menstruation, exercise, healthy eating, good mental health, and any other issues that young girls, or their parents, want to discuss. Selma Family Care offers many brochures on women’s health services that can be a starting point for questions from both young women and their parents.

It’s important early on to have a nutrition and exercise plan. Dr. Bohannon can make suggestions and provide information on the best choices for daily nutrition and exercise and help you plan what works best for you.

Why is a family history important for a woman’s health?

Dr. Bohannon asks you about your family health history during early visits and refers to your health history as you get older. That’s because health conditions that affected your family in the past can affect you in the future — such conditions as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease run in families.

Knowing your history can help Dr. Bohannon determine what diseases you might be at risk for and what tests to order.

What specific women’s health tests can I expect?

Depending on your age and stage of life, you can expect to have:

  • Pap smears to check for cervical cancer
  • Mammograms to check for breast cancer
  • Regular gynecological exams beginning in your teen years to check for any gynecologic issues and sexually transmitted diseases

Other tests that Dr. Bohannon may order include checks for diabetes and high blood pressure. All of these tests help Dr. Bohannon ensure you remain healthy and catch any problems early on before they become serious.

For the best in women’s health services, call Selma Family Care, PC, for an appointment with Dr. Bohannon or book your visit online.