Women’s Health Specialist

Women's Healthcare Associates of Redding

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery located in Redding, CA

As a woman, you have unique health issues that require the experience and knowledge of a skilled physician. At Women’s Healthcare Associates of Redding in Redding, California, Dr. Richard Mooney and Dr. Jorge Peña offer a variety of diagnostic and preventive healthcare services, including annual pelvic exams and menopause management, designed just for women. Schedule a consultation online or by phone to learn more about the services available to protect your health.

Women’s Health Q & A

What does women’s healthcare include?

At Women’s Healthcare of Redding, Dr. Mooney and Dr. Peña strive to provide comprehensive women’s health services. The experienced doctors guide you through all phases of your life and provide advanced diagnostics and treatment for a variety of medical conditions and issues that affect a woman’s life, including:

  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Osteoporosis
  • Birth control
  • Cancer screenings
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Mental health screenings
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing

They encourage every woman to take an active role in preventive healthcare, and they offer a variety of treatments and supportive resources.  

Which preventive health services are available?

A key service for preventing many diseases and chronic health conditions in women is a routine health exam. This exam gives your doctor the opportunity to check your overall health and the health of your reproductive system through a thorough pelvic exam, breast exam, and Pap test.

A Pap test is the most effective method for identifying precancerous or cancerous cells in your cervix that can lead to cervical cancer. A manual breast exam allows your doctor to feel for abnormalities in the breast tissue and, if you’re over 40 or have a family history of cancer, your doctor will recommend a yearly mammogram to ensure your breast health.

Another common preventive health measure is STD screenings. Your doctor can recommend the best timeline for undergoing screenings for common STDs like gonorrhea, syphilis, human papillomavirus (HPV), and herpes. Screenings ensure you receive the right treatment and prevent damage to your reproductive system and overall health.

Untreated STDs can lead to fertility issues and other serious health consequences.

What is osteoporosis?

Many women are prone to osteoporosis, a progressive disease of the bones that results in frequent fractures and breaks. Osteoporosis occurs when you lose bone density as you age due to lower levels of estrogen.

Osteoporosis is a common part of your postmenopausal years, and Dr. Mooney and Dr. Peña offer bone density testing to determine how weak or strong your bones are so early treatment can begin. They can prescribe medications or hormone therapies to protect your bone health.

To learn more about preventive services for women’s health, schedule a consultation online or by phone.