Preventive Health Screenings Specialist

Patricia Nevils, M.D. -  - OBGYN

Vibrant Woman Health Center

Patricia Nevils, M.D.

OBGYN located in Lafayette, LA

Maintaining wellness means you can fully enjoy life. Preventive screening performed by OB/GYN Patricia Nevils, MD, at Vibrant Woman Health Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, identifies health concerns before they become serious so you can get early treatment and prevent complications. Screenings can look at your general body health or be specific to you as a woman. To stay on top of your health and live your best life possible, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Preventive Health Screenings Q & A

Why are preventive screenings important?

Preventive screenings are part of a proactive health care plan. Preventive care is superior to disease management, which only involves addressing a health problem once it’s already set in, started to do damage to your body, and affect your quality of life.

At Vibrant Woman Health Center, Dr. Nevils wants to give you the tools to maintain your health and avoid the frustration and health complications of serious conditions, including diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Preventive screenings may include evaluating your blood pressure, checking for high blood sugar, and monitoring your risk of cervical and breast cancer. Dr. Nevils uses the results from these screenings to help you make educated decisions for a healthy life.

What are woman-specific preventive screenings?

Women benefit from a number of preventive screening tests that keep tabs on their gynecological health. These include:

  • Pap smears to screen for cervical cancer
  • Clinical breast exams and mammograms
  • STD testing
  • Human papillomavirus testing (in some women)

You may need these tests at different points in your life or according to the various symptoms you present. Dr. Nevils helps you determine which tests are right for your health needs given your current health, age, and sexual history.

What general health preventive screenings are important for a woman to get?

At every Vibrant Woman Health Center visit, your blood pressure is checked. High blood pressure usually has no obvious symptoms, so it’s important to monitor it regularly. High blood pressure can cause complications in pregnancy, but also seriously affect your heart and organ health.

Dr. Nevils may also order standard blood tests to check your risk for chronic disease, such as blood sugar level tests to look for Type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome, cholesterol levels to assess your risk of heart disease, and metabolic panels to check for anemia or other nutrition deficiencies. Simple tests like these can catch chronic diseases before they escalate so they can be prevented or managed early and avoid major complications.

Don’t wait for health problems to happen. Take control of your wellness with preventive screenings. Call Vibrant Woman Health Center or book online for your appointment.