Women's Health

Frederick Women’s Health Services

Unique Care for Women in the Greater Frederick County Area

Women have different healthcare issues and concerns than men. Additionally, in this day and age, women’s health issues are deeply woven into the framework of their daily life experiences. Demanding work environments, childcare concerns, and the stress of everyday living can take their toll on a woman’s physical and psychological health.

Too often, women dismiss their own health needs to meet the needs of their loved ones. Throughout their lives, women require different focuses on health promotion, maintenance, and restoration depending on age and health status. The Frederick community is growing in terms of both size and diversity. This highlights the importance of identifying and addressing the needs of all women and their unique requirements for health and wellness.

Learn more about the women’s health programs, services, and professionals offered at Frederick Regional Health System:

How Are Women’s Health Needs Unique?

Symptoms of medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease manifests differently in women. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in America. One out of four women will die each year due to the devastating effects of this illness. This challenges women to take charge and become educated to identify critical warning signs, which are often subtle and misdiagnosed.

There are also medical conditions that exist only in women such as:

  • Pregnancy
  • Post-partum depression
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Menopause
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Menstruation / menstrual irregularities
  • Vaginitis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Vulvodynia
  • Breastfeeding
  • Turner syndrome
  • Rett syndrome

These conditions require specialized care. Together with highly trained and experienced healthcare providers, Frederick Memorial Hospital and its various outpatient facilities provide services that encompass spiritual, physical, psychological, and culturally sensitive healthcare for women and their exclusive needs.

Early Detection & Screenings, Annual Exams & Preventative Health Services

Throughout a woman’s life, screenings and tests are available for early detection of acute and chronic conditions. Immunizations and preventative medical treatment are typically offered at annual health maintenance exams. Your annual health checkup is a particularly important time to address issues you may be experiencing or concerned about as a woman. Your doctor can answer your questions and provide you with necessary care.

Contact Our Women’s Health Department for More Information

Please explore our Women’s Health section listed above in order to discover the variety of comprehensive services Frederick Memorial Hospital provides. Best of all, FMH provides specialty services so that you can stay close to home and have your healthcare needs met in the community where you live.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Women’s Health Navigator today at 240-215-1447 or preggio@fmh.org.