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The internists are the cornerstone of comprehensive and preventive healthcare for women. It is the role of the internist to oversee and coordinate the referral of women to subspecialists, to diagnostic testing and then to formulate an overall plan for the achievement and maintenance of good health with their patients.
The patient and the physician work together to develop a schedule for preventive testing which takes into account personal and family history.
Should a referral to a subspecialty be needed, the internist can arrange for the patient to meet with Center physicians in a host of specialties.
Routine and preventive diagnostic testing such as mammography, pelvic ultrasound and bone densitometry are available on-site. Wellness care including exercise programs and nutritional counseling are part of regular care as well.
Internists at the Iris Cantor Women's Health Center provide yearly preventive physical examinations, routine visits and ready access to sick visits as needed.