Well Woman Program
The Well Woman Program (WWP) brings women into the clinic for physical examinations; prenatal care and birth control; screening and treatment of sexually transmitted disease; and screening for cervical, breast, and colon cancer. The program saves lives by finding life-threatening conditions while there is still time for successful treatment. In 2013, of the 226 patients who were seen for WWP, 25% maintained a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI) and 32% lost weight through diet and exercise. The need for Well Woman exams and follow-up is so great that a gynecologist has been hired part-time to eliminate wait time for appointments and reduce referrals, and a special exam room, Rebecca’s Room, has been set up especially for our female patients and their comfort.