Women's Health Specialist

Anna Abalos, MD -  - Family Practice Physician

Anna Abalos, MD

Family Practice Physician located in Roseville, CA

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that more than 13% of women in the U.S. over the age of 18 are in poor health. Anna P. Abalos, MD, wants to change that statistic for the better. With premium, preventive health care, Dr. Abalos helps women in and around Roseville, California stay active, strong, and vibrant at every age and stage of life. To schedule your routine wellness exam, call or click today.

Women's Health Q & A

What are the top health issues affecting women?

Women are more vulnerable to certain health conditions than men. Knowing the biggest threats to your health can help you take steps to prevent them. The top five health issues impacting women are:

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Alzheimer’s disease

Dr. Abalos believes women deserve holistic, individualized health care that addresses their unique needs and concerns. She takes a compassionate, caring approach to treating women of all ages, not only as a physician - but also as a woman.

What is a well-woman exam?

A well-woman exam is a routine office visit used to detect and prevent disease, check your physical health, and provide healthy lifestyle counseling to help you feel your very best at every age.

During your well-woman exam, Dr. Abalos checks your:

  • Current medications
  • Family health history
  • Health habits including diet, exercise, and sleep
  • Heart and lung function
  • Height and weight
  • Physical health
  • Routine tests, screenings, and vaccinations
  • Sexual health and history
  • Symptoms and concerns

It’s important to note that as you transition through different stages of life, your health care needs change, and so will your well-woman exam. For example, girls just entering puberty are going to have different health concerns, tests, and screenings than women in the midst of menopause.

For that reason, it’s important to avoid doctors who take an impersonal approach to health care. Dr. Abalos makes connections between all aspects of your health and wellness, treating you as a whole person, not just a set of symptoms.

Why is a well-woman exam important?

According to the CDC, half of the U.S. population has been diagnosed with preventable chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. Research shows that preventive health screenings and primary care visits can significantly improve life expectancy, especially among adults between the ages of 30 and 49.

Your annual wellness visit is the framework for all of your health care needs and the best tool for getting and staying active, healthy, and free of chronic disease for years to come.

Call or click to schedule your routine checkup with Dr. Abalos today.