Women's Health

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Women's Health services offered in Great Falls, MT

Knowing the resources available to you as a woman seeking health care is essential because some health conditions affect women differently than men. That’s why Melonie Parmley, DO, at Open Door Wellness Center in Great Falls, Montana, offers a wide range of services to best support and protect your health. To learn how Dr. Parmley best uplifts your well-being, call the office today or schedule through the online portal.

Women's Health Q&A

What does women’s health entail?

Women’s health refers to various services and diagnostic procedures that best serve their health. Women are more prone to certain conditions. At Open Door Wellness Center, Dr. Melanie Parmley offers essential health care services for women, so they can feel safe knowing their well-being is in capable, caring hands. Many of these common services include:

  • Birth control
  • Cancer screening for breast and ovarian cancers
  • Sexual health
  • Bone density screening
  • Hormone therapy
  • Pregnancy and childbirth support

Why is women’s health significant?

Some conditions manifest differently in women than they do in men. For example, a woman may experience a heart attack without chest pain. Instead, a more common symptom in women manifests as nausea and back pain. Understanding these differences enables a critical condition to be correctly diagnosed and not missed. 

Historically, men have centered the world of medicine and health around their conditions and clinical manifestations. While this has dramatically improved in the past few decades, many women often still have their concerns dismissed. It’s crucial to have the support of a knowledgeable medical team that listens and addresses your issues at the source.

Your health should not be considered second rate based on your gender. By striving for more women in medical spaces, medical institutions provide a better quality of life. Dr. Parmley understands this and provides quality health care from a woman’s perspective.

What common conditions affect women’s health?

Some conditions and illnesses manifest more frequently and differently in women than men. This results from physical and chemical structures that help differentiate the two sexes. Some of these conditions include:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Anemia
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Heart attack
  • Breast cancer
  • Mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety

Understanding the unique signs and symptoms associated with women’s health conditions is essential to help prevent misdiagnosis and allow swift, personalized treatment to be delivered as soon as possible. Dr. Parmley and the Open Door Wellness Center team are well-versed in the issues impacting women and work closely with patients to ensure they provide high-quality care. 

Learn more about the unique symptoms women face with common health concerns and call the office located in Great Falls, Montana. You can also book discreetly through the online portal.

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