Well Woman Care

Well Woman Care

The framework of the care you receive at Deep Roots is that of respect and consent. Every appointment and clinical exam is with the intent of privacy and gentleness.

We offer well-woman care options including:

  • Routine physical and lab work
  • Pap smear and pelvic exam
  • Vaginal health
  • Clinical breast exam
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Pre-conception counseling
  • Non-hormonal family planning counseling
  • Fertility care
    • Education
    • Cycle charting
    • Lab testing (including DUTCH)
  • Peri-menopause and menopause counseling
  • Hormone balancing (including DUTCH test)

(lab tests are an additional fee from the lab company)

When scheduling your appointment, please indicate what services you are seeking. If you are unsure of what you need please call and leave a message, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can with further information.

We offer the option of teaching you how to and encouraging you to collect your own Pap smear. *

We also offer the option of self-insertion of the speculum.**

We do not use an exam table with stirrups. ***

We offer true informed consent with any and all exams and procedures and will stop your exam at your request at any point. ****

*Singla, AA, Komesaroff, P. Self-collected Pap smears may provide an acceptable and effective method of cervical cancer screening. Health Sci Rep. 2018; 1:e33. https://doi.org/10.1002/hsr2.33

Duke, P., Godwin, M., Ratnam, S., Dawson, L., Fontaine, D., Lear, A., Traverso-Yepez, M., Graham, W., Ravalia, M., Mugford, G., Pike, A., Fortier, J., & Peach, M. (2015). Effect of vaginal self-sampling on cervical cancer screening rates: a community-based study in Newfoundland. BMC women’s health15, 47. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12905-015-0206-1

**Wright, D., Fenwick, J., Stephenson, P., & Monterosso, L. (2005). Speculum ‘self-insertion’: a pilot study. Journal of clinical nursing14(9), 1098–1111. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2005.01205.x

***Seehusen, D. A., Johnson, D. R., Earwood, J. S., Sethuraman, S. N., Cornali, J., Gillespie, K., Doria, M., Farnell, E., 4th, & Lanham, J. (2006). Improving women’s experience during speculum examinations at routine gynaecological visits: randomised clinical trial. BMJ (Clinical research ed.)333(7560), 171. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.38888.588519.55

****Tillman S. (2020). Consent in Pelvic Care. Journal of midwifery & women’s health65(6), 749–758. https://doi.org/10.1111/jmwh.13189