Women are unique. In fact, women are so unique that even the health care they receive needs to be tailored to their special concerns and needs. For example, there are certain diseases like ovarian cancer or cervical cancer that occur only in women. There are other diseases or conditions that occur more often in women such as osteoporosis, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome and breast cancer.
Then, there are illnesses that although they are prevalent in both men and women, behave differently in women, may be harder to diagnose in women and may require different treatments in order to be successfully managed in women. This circumstance certainly applies to the number one cause of death in women, heart disease. It is crucial that the individuals who provide women with health care understand these differences and nuances in order to offer the best possible care to the women of our community.
Because Frederick Memorial Hospital and the Women’s Center at Crestwood understand these needs and concerns, we have created many programs and services that help women access the right care at the right time for the right reasons.
For example, our Women’s Health Navigator can help you find the right medical provider to address your concerns whether it be pelvic discomfort, urinary or bowel incontinence, osteoporosis, pregnancy related concerns, or healthy lifestyle questions.
Specially trained Women’s Physical Therapists help with urinary and bowel incontinence control, pelvic organ prolapsed and pain, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia symptoms and arm swelling after breast surgery. In addition, the close relationship between Women’s Imaging and the Center for Breast Care at Crestwood offers our breast patients the kind of coordinated care that streamlines the diagnosis and treatment process, giving support and assistance at a crucial time in a woman’s life. We provide these services because we know that the care of women and their health needs requires an understanding that goes beyond the textbook.
If and when you have a concern and you don’t know where to turn, call us, we can help. The Women’s Health Navigator at the Women’s Center at Crestwood is just a phone call away: 240-215-1447.