Geeta Vaze, MD
Internist located in Huntingdon Valley, PA
If you’re looking for a family doctor or internist to schedule your regular annual physical exam, or to discuss birth control, women’s health cancer screenings, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, and other important topics, visit Dr. Geeta Vaze in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania. She is an experienced internist and provides routine physical exams to all adults above 18 years of age. She believes in early detection, treatment, and prevention of diseases rather than treating them at the advanced stage. You can even book a same-day appointment. Call or click to schedule a consultation today.
Why is it important to have a physical examination?
It’s important to have an annual physical examination so that if there is any problem, Dr. Vaze can diagnose it at an early stage. You can also discuss any other health issues related to diet, nutrition, prevention of chronic diseases, or contraception with her. In addition to the routine physical examination, Dr. Vaze will also perform a screening for cervical and breast cancer and examine you for sexually transmitted diseases.
What is the procedure for a women’s physical exam?
All women above 21 years of age should have an annual routine women's health exam, which includes a bimanual pelvic exam, breast exam, and Pap test.
After a general physical examination, you are asked to undress and change into a gown. Dr. Vaze performs a speculum examination followed by an bimanual pelvic exam. At this time, if needed, she collects fluid from your cervix for a Pap test.
After that, she performs a bilateral breast examination by palpating and examining your breasts for any abnormalities or masses. Dr. Vaze then discusses with you in detail the findings of your physical examination.
What is a Pap test?
A Pap test is a procedure where some of the cells from your cervix are collected at the time of the speculum examination and placed on a slide to be sent to a lab. In the lab, they are looked at under a microscope for anything abnormal that could possibly lead to cervical cancer.
Most women ages 21 to 65 should get Pap tests done as a part of a routine physical examination.
What is a mammogram?
A mammogram is a low dose X-ray of the breast that is done as a screening test for breast cancer. It allows your physician to check for abnormalities not detected by routine physical examination.
Women ages 50 to 74 years should get a mammogram every two years while women younger than age 50 should talk to their doctor about when to start and how often to have a mammogram.
With more than two decades of experience as a practicing physician, Dr. Vaze can advise you about the frequency and type of mammography you should undergo.