LTH Family Medicine

Women's Health

Family Medicine & Weight Loss located in Desoto, TX

Women's Health

Women have a range of health care needs that require expert medical care, including birth control, reproductive cancer screenings, and menopause management. LTH Family Medicine specializes in women’s health services for adult women aged 18 and up. Kashaelyn Hollins-Henderson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, meets with you virtually through a confidential telemedicine platform or in the comfort of your home to assess your general and reproductive health. Kashaelyn focuses on optimizing your wellness and can address health challenges that become more common as you age. Call the Desoto, Texas, office today to schedule a women’s health consultation or book an appointment online.

What is women’s health?

Women’s health includes medical services that meet the changing needs of women through different phases of life – from young adulthood to the post-menopausal years.

LTH Family Medicine provides comprehensive women’s health services for adult women aged 18 and over. High-quality medical care is available through an online telemedicine platform or in the comfort of your own home.

Kashaelyn prioritizes women’s preventive care to reduce your risk factors for chronic health complications like high blood pressure (hypertension) and Type 2 diabetes. She can also address existing health issues that affect your physical, emotional, mental, and reproductive wellness.

When should I schedule a women’s health consultation?

Schedule a women’s health consultation at LTH Family Medicine at least once a year for routine preventive screenings, including a physical exam. Preventive appointments are an effective way to identify potentially serious health issues early before you start having symptoms.

Kashaelyn can also meet with you at home or online to diagnose and treat a range of issues that relate to:

  • Menopause
  • Pelvic pain
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Irregular or heavy periods
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

Additionally, screenings are available for depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues that women might experience, especially as they get older.

What can I expect during a women’s health appointment?

During your initial women’s health visit, Kashaelyn reviews your personal and family medical histories and existing health. It’s also a great time for you to discuss any unusual symptoms you have that affect your physical or mental health and sexual wellness.

Kashaelyn completes a physical exam and may order blood tests or other lab work to assess your health. She also performs a breast exam to check for early signs of breast cancer and a pelvic exam to evaluate your reproductive health. During your pelvic exam, Kashaelyn may collect a sample of cervical cells (Pap smear) to identify cancerous cell changes.

Resources are available to optimize your long-term wellness, including a personalized weight loss program. Kashaelyn can also suggest lifestyle changes, daily exercises, and diet improvements to enhance your health and longevity.

If you’re interested in exploring your options for birth control, Kashaelyn can help you choose the most effective method. She can also prescribe hormone replacement therapy to manage bothersome symptoms of menopause.

Call LTH Family Medicine to schedule a women’s health consultation or book an appointment online.