Women’s Health Specialist

MyDoc Urgent Care

Board Certified Family Medicine & Emergency Medicine located in Forest Hills, NY

Women have specific healthcare needs, and regular checkups prevent serious health problems from arising. At MyDoc Urgent Care in Forest Hills, New York, Dr. Nabil Salib and his team complete women’s health exams, and sports or DOT physicals, to make sure you’re in good health and detect health conditions early. Walk in or use the online scheduling tool to book same-day appointments seven days a week with no wait time.

Women's Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

Women’s health involves prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of health issues specific to women, such as:

  • Estrogen, thyroid, and other hormone imbalances
  • Breast, cervical, uterine, and colorectal cancers
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Family planning and birth control
  • Infertility
  • Diabetes
  • Menopause symptoms

Regular women’s health exams detect these and other conditions early before serious problems arise.

What should I expect during a women’s health exam?

Dr. Salib or another experienced staff member at MyDoc Urgent Care goes over your medical history and completes a thorough examination. He may suggest a PAP screening to check for cervical cancer, or refer you to an imaging center for a mammogram. He might order lab and other diagnostic tests to check for:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Overweight and obesity
  • High blood sugar
  • Low bone density
  • Skin cancer
  • STDs
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Anemia

Dr. Salib may check your hearing and vision, and listen to your heart and breathing. He answers questions you may have about temporary and permanent birth control, infertility, and women’s health procedures. He refers you to a specialist for more advanced women’s health care needs or if you’re pregnant.

What is a DOT and sports physical?

AT MyDoc Urgent Care, Dr. Salib and his team complete Department of Transportation (DOT) and sports physicals. These are medical exams that ensure you’re healthy enough to perform DOT job duties or play sports. For a DOT physical you’ll need a:

  • Driver’s license
  • $99 payment
  • List of medications you’re taking
  • Application

Dr. Salib signs off on the appropriate paperwork needed so you can begin a DOT job, continue working, or play sports safely.

How often should I schedule a women’s health exam?

A good rule of thumb is to schedule a women’s health exam annually. Dr. Salib may recommend coming in more often if you have a medical condition such as thyroid imbalance, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, anemia, or diabetes.

When you’re ready to schedule a women’s health exam, sports physical, or DOT physical to stay healthy and prevent disease, call MyDoc Urgent Care today or use the online scheduling tool. Walk-ins and workers compensation patients are welcome.