Women's Health Specialist

Houcks Road Family Practice

Paul Williams, DO

Family Practice & Aesthetics located in Harrisburg, PA

Even when you feel healthy, an annual well woman exam helps you understand what’s going on in your body so you can catch troubling conditions in their earliest stages. At Houcks Road Family Practice, Dr. Paul Williams and his caring staff help you take control of your reproductive health with screenings, birth control, menopause treatment, and testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). If you live in or around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, call the friendly staff for a women’s health consultation or use the online booking form today.

Women's Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

A woman’s complex reproductive organs can bring many joys but are also susceptible to a number of painful or troubling conditions. Because your sexual organs are mostly internal, you may not notice the signs of disease or infections until at a later stage.

An annual well-woman exam at Houcks Road Family Practice ensures that your reproductive organs are healthy and functional. Your exams also give Dr. Williams a chance to catch disease or infections in their earliest stages, so he can treat them quickly and restore your health.

As part of women’s health services at Houcks Road Family Practice, you may receive:

  • Annual physical examination
  • Pap smear
  • Mammogram referral
  • Family planning counseling
  • Birth control
  • STD screening  
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Treatment for heavy or painful periods

When should I see a doctor for women’s health?

Dr. Williams recommends that all women, no matter their age, have an annual wellness exam. In addition to receiving important screenings and tests, your annual exam gives you a chance to share with Dr. Williams your concerns and hopes about your health and reproductive system.

You should also come to Houcks Road Family Practice if you experience symptoms such as:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Unusual looking or smelling vaginal discharge
  • Itchy or blistered vulvar or vaginal area
  • Low sex drive
  • Hot flashes or night sweats
  • Insomnia or irritability
  • Increased urge to urinate

If you’re thinking about family planning, Dr. Williams can counsel you and your partner. He can also help you find the perfect form of birth control for your needs or increase your chances for conception.

Is women’s health only about my reproductive system?

Dr. Williams takes a holistic approach to medicine, which means he considers how all of your body’s systems interact. In addition to reproductive care and well woman exams, he may conduct a comprehensive physical examination, take blood and urine tests to determine how well your organs are functioning, and get you up-to-date on immunizations.

He also believes that preventive care is essential for health. Dr. Williams can help you make lifestyle changes that improve your quality of life, such as losing weight, getting counseling for depression, and improving your diet and exercise.

To enlist Dr. Williams and the Houcks Road Family Practice staff as partners in your health, contact them today for a women’s health consultation. Call or use the online form to book your appointment.