Women's Health

Thuy T. Nguyen, M.D., Inc.

General Practitioners & Pediatricians located in Garden Grove, CA

Are you looking for a trustworthy women’s health care provider? Dr. Vu Nguyen and his medical team in Garden Grove, California, have more than 40 years of combined experience caring for women of all ages. At Thuy T. Nguyen, M.D., Inc., you can get comprehensive care with doctors who are compassionate and dedicated to your health. Call or schedule a visit online today.

Women's Health Q & A

What women’s health services are available?

The doctors at Thuy T. Nguyen, M.D., Inc. offer comprehensive health care services for women of all ages. The most common reason for a women’s health visit is for a yearly well-woman exam. Dr. Nguyen also offers birth control prescriptions and mammograms on site. If you require IUD placement for birth control, Dr. Nguyen refers you to an OB/GYN who specializes in IUDs.

Dr. Nguyen and his team perform mammograms for women over the age of 40 or those who have a higher risk for breast cancer. Dr. Nguyen can teach you how to perform monthly breast self-exams and offer strategies to lower your risk of developing breast cancer.

All women’s health services are performed with privacy and respect, so you can feel comfortable and confident in your care.

What is a well-woman exam?

A well-woman exam is a routine visit that includes your medical history, any female health concerns, and a physical exam. The physical exam portion of your visit includes a breast exam to check for abnormalities and a pelvic exam.

Dr. Nguyen performs the pelvic exam, including a Pap smear, to check for discomfort and signs of disease or cancerous changes that may involve your vagina, uterus, or ovaries. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends that all women have a well-woman exam by the time they are 21 or once they are sexually active.

A yearly well-woman exam is recommended between the ages of 21 and 30. After age 30, you can have well-woman exams every three years or as needed. If you become pregnant, Dr. Nguyen refers you to an OB/GYN for prenatal care.

Are there special tests for women’s health?

In addition to Pap smears and mammograms, Dr. Nguyen also offers routine laboratory testing to check your blood sugar, cholesterol, and thyroid hormones, and to look for sexually transmitted diseases. If there is an abnormality in your lab work, Dr. Nguyen is able to treat many routine concerns.

If you require additional specialized testing or treatment, Dr. Nguyen has a wide referral network of specialists in the Garden Grove area who are available to help you.

If you need your yearly well-woman visit or have a specific concern, call Thuy T. Nguyen, M.D., Inc. or schedule a consultation online today.