Women's Health Specialist

MetroBest Clinic

Medical Office & Primary Care Practice located in Washington, DC

Women’s health focuses on the physical and mental well-being of women. Milca Kaplan, CRNP provides women in Washington, D.C. with quality, individualized care. Milca takes pride in helping women lead healthy lives, offering regular examinations and diagnosis and treatment of women’s health issues. Call MetroBest Clinic to make an appointment, or schedule your consultation online.

Women's Health Q & A

MetroBest Clinic

What is women’s health?

Women’s health is a branch of medicine that focuses on the health and well-being of women. This medical specialty works to provide early detection of diseases and cancers of the reproductive system as well as provide pregnancy care, birth control and family planning, and menopausal treatment.

Women’s health doesn’t only include the physical health of women. Women’s health doctors also treat women’s emotional well-being.

What are some common women’s health concerns?

Many areas fall into the women’s health branch of medicine. Specifically, any problem with a part of the body specific to women. Women’s health issues include:

  • Pregnancy and birth care
  • Treatment of cancers specific to the female reproductive system (breast and ovarian, among others)
  • Sexual health questions and STD testing
  • Birth control management
  • Menopause


What types of medical services are included in women’s health?

Women’s health services include many different types of appointments and testings. It’s crucial you have regular check-ups and tests as recommended by Milca to provide early detection.

Well-woman checks, also known as annual exams, are one way that Milca keeps you healthy. During these checks, Milca will perform a breast exam to check for lumps, as well as a pelvic exam, and, if applicable, a Pap smear. This appointment is also an opportune time to discuss any concerns you have with Milca.

Women’s health preventive care includes:

  • Annual exams
  • Pap smears
  • Pelvic exams
  • STD testing
  • Breast exams
  • Birth control planning
  • Immunizations as recommended


What procedures are included in women’s health?

Women’s health procedures include:

  • Caesarian sections during the birth process
  • Hysterectomy in the case of uterine cancer or other uterine health problems
  • Dilation and curettage, also known as a D&C, to ease menstruation issues


What kinds of doctors provide women’s health services?

Women’s health includes many different medical specialties. You may have a medical team that collaboratively provides optimum health. Gynecologists, obstetricians, OB/GYNs, family or general practitioners, nurse practitioners, and more may all participate in your care.

To schedule your women’s health exam, or if you have any questions or concerns you want to discuss with a doctor, make an appointment with Milca at MetroBest Clinic today. Schedule your appointment online, or by calling the office.