At Ramsay Street Medical Centre, we strongly believe in the importance of women prioritising their health. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, only 56% of females would rate their overall health as excellent or very good. Busy women often delay accessing health services due to a lack of time or a lack of services available.
With a high proportion of female GPs at our practice, we can provide a variety women’s health services:
Symptoms include hot flushes, night sweats, aches and pains and feelings of irritability. We will work with you to offer advice and treatment to alleviate troublesome symptoms.
- Contraception choices
These includes oral, injectable and implants.
We will work together with you to assist in making the most appropriate contraception choice most suited to your needs.
- Polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovary syndrome
Polycystic ovaries, also known as PCOS, occurs when small follicles in the ovaries contain immature eggs that do not trigger ovulation. Symptoms of this disorder include irregularity in menstrual cycles, weight gain, excessive hair growth and acne. It can also contribute reduced fertility and delays in falling pregnant. We can provide assist with diagnosis as well as ongoing management.
- Fertility or Pregnancy Counselling
If you are experiencing challenges in falling pregnant and you’re unsure of the next step in your fertility journey, we can assist in reviewing your particular needs, provide guidance and discuss available options for you to make a more medically informed decision. We can also offer medical advice relating to any co-existing health problems you may have, current medication you are taking and your diet and lifestyle.
- Breast Examinations
Should you be concerned about any breast changes, we are able to examine and guide you as to the most appropriate investigations and specialist referral, if required. It is important that any breast changes, or localised skin changes, are taken seriously and appropriate action taken.
We also provide general women’s health advice relating to:
- Cervical Screenings Tests (formally known as pap smears),
- STD or STI tests
- Antenatal and Postnatal care
- Mood disorders such as anxiety and depression
- Nutrition, weight and exercise
- Check-ups for blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes
We recommend that women over the age of 18 visit their GP every 1-2 years for a comprehensive health check. If you would prefer to see a female doctor, please request one when making your appointment.
Book an appointment with our doctors today at (02) 9799 5000.
References and other helpful links:
- Australian Institute of Health & Welfare – Comparing Heath of Men and Women
- NSW Dept of Health – Womens Health Framework – Download PDF
- Womens Health NSW – Menopause Conditions & Treatments
- Australian Bureau of Statistics Media Release
- Victorian Government Better Health Channel – Menopause Article
- Victorian Government Better Health Channel – Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Australian Dept of Health – The National Cervical Screening Program