Health Screening

Many women who seek gynecologic care do not have a primary care provider and sometimes have questions about other health concerns.  The midwives at Vivante can perform or arrange for basic screening tests (via a referral site) for the following concerns:

  • Thyroid problems
  • Anemia
  • Genetic screening/counseling for cystic fibrosis or other inherited diseases
  • Screening for immunity to common childhood diseases such as rubella, chicken pox, Parvo-virus B19, (Fifth's Disease), CMV, toxoplasmosis and so on
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Lead levels or screening for other toxic metals in the system
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cholesterol and other lipid levels
  • Diabetes
  • Menopausal and perimenopausal hormone levels
  • Cancer screening of the colon (stool testing or sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Mammograms and evaluation of breast masses
  • Pelvic floor evaluation and referral to pelvic floor specialist and/or physical therapist as needed

If you come for a well-woman exam or annual exam, please feel free to inquire about the need for evaluation of concerns that are not gynecologic.  If we cannot properly address your concern through our office, we can help you find the right kind of provider to attend to it.