Women's Health

Frisco Medical Center

Family Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Frisco, TX & Dallas, TX

Not only do women have specific health concerns, but many health issues that aren’t specific to gender can affect women differently. At Frisco Medical Center, board-certified family doctors, Luis Palacios, MD, and Jessica Huerta, DO, MS, are experienced in a wide range of women’s health concerns, including reproductive health, diseases that more commonly affect women, and general wellness. To schedule an appointment, call or click today.

Women's Health Q & A

What unique health concerns do women have?

Though men and women have many similar health concerns, women’s health presents a distinct set of challenges and issues. As a woman, your reproductive system presents its own set of potential health problems, regardless of whether you’re planning to have children. Also, many conditions that may not seem specific to gender are more likely to affect women than men, or affect women differently, including:

  • Heart attacks, which are more likely to be fatal in women and affect women at a younger age on average
  • Depression and anxiety, which are more commonly diagnosed in women than in men
  • Sexually transmitted diseases may have more serious effects on women than men
  • Osteoarthritis, which affects women at a higher rate than men
  • Urinary tract infections, which affect women more often than men
  • Irritable bowel syndrome, which most commonly affects young women

As a woman, being informed about these risks and taking a preventive approach is a necessary part of staying healthy.

What women’s health services are available?

As a family medicine doctor, Dr. Palacios is experienced in screening for and treating a wide range of health concerns affecting women. In addition to helping you manage your overall health and wellness, Dr. Palacios provides services including:

  • Family planning and contraception
  • Obstetrics and pregnancy services from prenatal care through childbirth
  • Menopause treatment, including education and management of symptoms
  • Pap smears to screen for cervical cancer
  • Breast exams and referrals for mammograms
  • Screening and treatment of STDs and STIs
  • Diagnosis and treatment of minor gynecological problems

Dr. Palacios will tailor your treatment to your unique health needs and considerations.

What are the benefits of seeing a primary care doctor for women’s health?

As a primary care doctor, Dr. Palacios is trained and knowledgeable in a wide range of women’s health issues, including preventive care, cancer screening, sexual health, aging, and pregnancy. Think of a primary care doctor as the “home base” for your medical treatment, the provider who knows you best and can coordinate your treatment with other providers. Dr. Palacios approaches your health issues based on a thorough understanding of your medical history.

If your issues are beyond Dr. Palacios’ scope, and you need to see a specialist, such as an OB/GYN, cardiologist, gastroenterologist, or rheumatologist, he’ll provide referrals and work closely with your specialist to ensure you get the best possible care.

To schedule a women’s health appointment at Frisco Medical Center, call or click today.