Women's Health

Jan Elliott, MSN, APRN, FNP-C -  - Family Medicine

Best Choice Primary Care

Jan Elliott, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Family Medicine located in San Antonio, TX

Nurse practitioner Jan Elliott, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, specializes in women’s health and has ample experience treating the specific and unique health concerns of women. At Best Choice Primary Care conveniently located in San Antonio, women can feel comfortable discussing even the most intimate concerns, sexual wellness, contraception, reproductive health issues, and much more. Skilled provider Jan Elliott brings a compassionate female perspective to health care and ensures that Best Choice Primary Care is a welcoming environment for women. Call the office or click to schedule online.

Women's Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

Women have unique health issues and women’s health care is the branch of medicine focusing on these specific issues through all stages of a woman’s life. An annual women’s health checkup is a great way to stay proactive with your health care and an opportune time to address any concerns you might have.

What are some common conditions that affect women?

Some of the issues and conditions that are unique to women include menopause symptoms and conditions of the female organs, such as cervical cancer, fibroids, and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Countless conditions affect men and women in different ways; the effects of many sexually transmitted diseases, for example, are often more serious in women than in men. Some of the conditions that more commonly affect women than men include urinary tract problems and osteoarthritis (a condition of weakening bones). Other conditions that affect women include painful, irregular, or heavy menstruation, endometriosis, and vaginal infections.

What women’s health services are provided?

Best Choice Primary Care provides an array of services depending on your individual needs, including:

  • Menopause treatments
  • Pap smears
  • Pelvic exams and checkups
  • STD testing
  • Contraception

Aesthetic injectables are also available for wrinkle reduction and to address cosmetic concerns.

What is a Pap smear?

A Pap smear is a cervical cancer test that involves collecting cells from your cervix — the lower narrow end of your uterus at the top of your vagina. When cervical cancer is detected early, there’s a better chance of treating it.

Pap smears allow your provider to identify changes in your cervical cells that might turn cancerous in the future. Your Pap smear is typically performed in conjunction with your pelvic exam and it might also be combined with a test for human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV can cause cervical cancer.

Pap tests are generally recommended beginning at age 21 and repeated every three years until age 65. If you have certain risk factors, such as a previous diagnosis of cervical cancer, the HIV infection, or precancerous cells, your provider might recommend a Pap test regardless of your age.

For women’s health care from a female provider who cares about the individual needs of every girl and woman, book online or call Best Choice Primary Care.