Women’s Health Services
We offer care and support to help individuals manage their health at different stages of life. We provide highly compassionate, research-based quality care to women seeking guidance, counseling, and treatment for their reproductive, gynecological, and other health concerns. Women’s healthcare refers to the branch of medicine that focuses on the treatment and diagnosis of diseases and conditions that affect a woman’s physical and emotional health.
We understand the lifelong health changes that are associated with being a woman. No matter what stage of life you’re in, if you’re looking to start a family or seeking general care, we provide comprehensive health care to help you make the most informed decisions.
Women’s Health Care Services We Provide
We provide a wide range of women’s healthcare services and focus areas:
– Family Planning:
The availability of family planning services allows individuals to achieve desired birth spacing and family size and contributes to improved health outcomes for infants, children, women, and families. The goal of our family planning services is to improve pregnancy planning and spacing and prevent unintended pregnancy.
– Patient Education:
Patient education aims to enable patients to improve their own health by changing their health-related behaviors. Education can be therapeutic or used for disease prevention.
– Mammogram Referrals
Mammograms can be a lifesaving screening exam for women. Mammography is designed to take images of the patient’s breasts in order to detect any tumors or other tissue abnormalities. You may need a referral from your doctor to have a mammogram.
– Cancer Screening
Worldwide, 31% of cancer in women are in the breast or uterine cervix. Early detection of such cancer can prevent mortality from this disease. You may be at increased risk of cancer because of your family history, your personal medical history, lifestyle, and environmental factors. If you are, you may need a diagnostic testing plan established by a doctor.
– Pap Smears & HPV Testing
Each year, about 13000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States, which if progressed, can be deadly. Regardless, it is one of the most preventable cancers today. In most cases, cervical cancer can be prevented through early detection and treatment. The early detection can be done using a Pap Smear test and for women aged 21 and over, an HPV test is also recommended.
– Diagnosis and Treatment of Vaginal Discharge
Vaginal discharge is a normal occurrence that all women experience. However, if you have had a change in discharge or are experiencing symptoms such as burning, or irritation, your doctor may look at cervical mucus to check for abnormalities that suggest a symptom from an infection or STD. After evaluation of the discharge, our expert women’s health physician will recommend an appropriate treatment.
– Anti-Aging/Hormonal Testing and Treatment
The anti-aging effect is evaluated with several test parameters. A couple of these tests include anti-aging and hormonal tests. Our physician will recommend a few of these tests and will then provide you with an appropriate treatment plan that includes medications and supplements, IV infusion, and hormone replacement therapy amongst others.
Contraceptive use has a tremendous impact on women’s health. It saves the lives of women around the world from the hazards of unwanted pregnancy. There are a number of elements that come into play when choosing an appropriate contraceptive method. These elements include safety, effectiveness, availability, and acceptability. Let our expert women’s health specialists help you find the right contraceptive plan for you.
– UTI Treatment
Urinary infections are twice more likely to occur in females compared to males and their prevalence increases with increasing age. Most urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by bacteria that enter the urethra and travel to the bladder. Medications and antibiotics are typically used to treat urinary tract infections. Our women’s health experts will pick a drug that best treats the particular bacteria that’s causing your infection.
– STD Testing and Treatment
Any sexually active woman should have regular testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Even if you have no symptoms, routine STD testing by your women’s health physician can be immensely beneficial for a number of reasons. After a diagnosis is made, the physician will recommend a treatment plan for you.
Female Physicians at Manhattan Medical Arts
SYRA HANIF, M.D.
Dr. Hanif is a caring, and highly skilled primary care physician who specializes in women’s health and family medicine. She believes in building strong patient relationships as her initial training was based on listening and learning about the patient’s circumstances and compassionately offering them solutions for their health-related problems. When it comes to women’s healthcare, she is one of the most devoted, knowledgeable, and empathetic doctors. She encourages her patients to opt-in for preventive measures like regular screenings and tests to avoid any serious health issues and makes her patients comfortable so they can talk to her about all their health-related concerns.