Women's Health Specialist

The Medical Place Family Practice

Family Medicine located in West Columbia, SC

Your women’s health issues vary significantly over the years, and it’s essential to have a physician who understands your changing needs, regardless of your stage in life. Dr. Tasha M. Boone is trained to manage every aspect of your health. At The Medical Place Family Practice in West Columbia, South Carolina, she addresses your women’s health issues while caring for your overall well-being. Call her office or book your appointment online today.

Women's Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

Gynecology, the branch of medicine dealing specifically with women’s health, encompasses all stages of a woman’s life, from puberty through the post-menopausal years.

Women’s healthcare includes diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting a woman’s physical and emotional well-being. Proper care helps you to gain knowledge about all of your health issues, not just your reproductive health, to achieve optimal health and fitness at any age.

What are some common concerns for women’s health?

Health issues specific to women include:

  • Menstruation
  • Female sexual health
  • Birth control
  • Breast cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Menopause

Women are also more likely than men to develop certain diseases, such as:

  • Gallstones
  • Migraines
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Bladder infection
  • Kidney infection
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis

High blood pressure is also more common in women after the age of 50.

How does a family physician approach women’s health?

As your family medicine specialist, Dr. Boone knows all of your health issues — mental, emotional, and physical — and treats you as a whole person, considering your overall health and wellness, not just your current symptoms.

Dr. Boone helps you avoid gaps in your healthcare by providing smooth transitions from one life event to another. She may monitor your postpartum recovery, for example, while you are there for your baby’s checkup. She can also provide continuing care for a young woman transitioning from puberty into young adulthood.

With Dr. Boone as your family physician, you and your partner can easily schedule a family planning consultation. She provides birth control education so that you can make the best choice for your lifestyle while avoiding unintended pregnancy. When you’re ready to grow your family, she offers suggestions to increase your chances of getting pregnant.

What are some common women’s health screenings?

In addition to regular gynecological exams, which include pelvic and breast exams, Dr. Boone might suggest specific tests and screenings for preventive care, such as:

  • Pap smear
  • Bone density test
  • Breast cancer screening
  • Hormonal testing
  • STD screening

Dr. Boone can also instruct you in conducting breast self-exams and provide other screenings when necessary. She also educates you about disease prevention.

Streamline your health care; let Dr. Boone handle your women’s health issues. Book your appointment online today or call for more information.