We offer a full range of women’s services. These include:
- Pap smears – All family physicians offer this service to their patients. We are happy to accommodate those women who would like to see one of the female physicians to have a pap test (depending on availability). Please speak to the appropriate MOA (medical office attendant). For pap schedules, refer to the: BC Cancer website
- Breast screening: We strongly recommend breast screening for all eligible woman. Please see current breast screening schedules at the BC Cancer Agency breast screening website or speak to the MOA.
- Maternity care: We offer all prenatal and postnatal maternity care. However, at present, none of our physicians are able to carry out intrapartum care (delivering babies). However, there are well established and respected services which are available locally or we can gladly refer you to the service of your choice. Please discuss with your physician, or refer to:
- Ridge Meadows Maternity Clinic
20580, Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge, V2X 2P8
- Ridge Meadows Hospital
11666 Laity St, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 7G5
- Royal Columbian Hospital
330 E Columbia St, New Westminister, BC V3L 3W7
- We offer routine HPV vaccinations for eligible women. Refer to : Current guidelines of HPV vaccination website. Discuss with your family physician.
- Osteoporosis (brittle bone disease): If you have gone through menopause (either early, or at an appropriate age) and sustained a fracture of any bones, or have a family history of osteoporosis, please discuss this with your family physician. You may need a DEXA bone scan to assess whether you have Osteoporosis. Early diagnosis and treatment prevents further fractures and other complications. Please refer to Osteoporosis guidelines, or discuss with your physician: Osteoporosis guidelines.
- Cancer screening: Certain woman are genetically more prone to cancer. They carry abnormal genes called BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 genes. If you have any significant family history of cancers at a young age, (usually under the age of 40), please discuss this with your physician, or check your risk by completing a hereditary cancer screening questionnaire