Women's Health

At Vista Healthcare, we will help you come up with an individualized plan to help with any needs you have related to women's health. Below we have listed common women's health services that we provide.

Premarital Exam

 Premarital exam

A premarital exam is similar to a women’s first annual exam. The main difference is that the premarital exam will focus primarily on birth control and the fact that a woman will be having sex for the first time. premarital exams aren't vital for a woman to see a doctor before having sex for the first time, but it is important if she wants to start using some form of birth control.

Another discussion at the premarital exam is to educate women on their bodies and to see if they have any questions or concerns. The premarital exam should help to reduce frustration and discomfort associated with onset sexual activity and birth control use.

Rachelle Jones, FNP-C, wants a premarital exam to be a beneficial and stress-free experience. She believes that a premarital exam should be educational and teaching experience to help reduce stress. Addressing any areas of concern during a premarital exam can help prevent problems in the future. Take the time to visit her in Rexburg before using birth control.

Vista Healthcare provides free vaginal dilators if appropriate for the patient.

Birth control consultation

  Birth control consultation

At Vista Healthcare, we can help you decide which form of birth control is best for you. With so many options of birth control we know it can be confusing. Here is some information on different forms of birth control we offer the following options:

  • Barrier methods of birth control: Condoms, diaphragm
  • Hormonal methods of birth control: Birth control pills, (NuvaRing) vaginal ring contraceptive, (Nexplanon) arm implant, contraceptive injection (Depo-Provera), and contraceptive patch (Ortho Evra)
  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs) for birth control: Hormonal IUD (Kyleena, Mirena) and non-hormonal IUD (ParaGard)
  • Sterilization for birth control: Tubal ligation or the Essure for women, and vasectomy for men
  • Natural family planning for birth control: Using basal body temperature and cervical mucus method and rhythm methods to prevent pregnancy.

Condoms and the rhythm/timing method all prevent sperm from reaching the egg.

Spermicide helps to inactivate or damage sperm.

Birth control pills use a small amount of synthetic hormone, which is released and inhibits the body’s natural cyclical process. The hormonal contraceptive stops the body from ovulating.

IUDs thicken cervical mucus so that sperm can't pass through it as easily.

For more details come to our clinic in Rexburg and set up an appointment with Rachelle Jones, FNP-C

Women’s Health & wellness exams

  Woman’s Health

An annual women’s health & wellness exam can be similar to a premarital exam and is important for all women's health needs. Often, breast exams and pap smears will be a part of your yearly women’s health & wellness exam and if you are getting married they will often do a premarital exam with it. Although, an annual women’s health & wellness exam is needed, it is important to know that if any unusual lumps or illnesses appear, you should see your medical provider immediately. Regular women's health and wellness exams are a large help in a happy healthy life. If you ever have any questions you can set up an appointment at our Rexburg location.

 

 

Planning for Pregnancy

Planning for pregnancy, with the help of your medical practitioners, is an important part of your preparations. Often times, you should try to get a premarital exam done to help with future planning. If you never had a premarital exam, that's okay. A premarital exam is great for starting on your journey for planning for a child but premarital exams do not have to be the place where your start. It is never to late to start on your path towards planning for a child.  Each woman has personal needs that deserves personalized care from one of our caring practitioners. A women's health is very important to us. You can call 208-881-0902 to set up an appointment with one of our practitioners in Rexburg.

Fertility Issues

Infertility is often defined as trying to conceive for at least one year and not succeeding. This doesn’t mean you will never conceive. Many times, woman find themselves pregnant after the first year of trying. Medical assistance can raise someone’s chances at getting pregnant and help in women's health over all. Come in and speak with one of our skilled practitioners to see what we can do to help you conceive. You can call us at 208-881-0902 to set up an appointment.

Postmenopausal bleeding

There should be no bleeding after menopause. Even if there is just blood spotting you should see proper medical assistance. It is important in a women's health to see a doctor if they are experiencing bleeding. Postmenopausal bleeding can be symptoms of other medical illnesses that often need medical assistance. If you are having postmenopausal bleeding, then come in and speak with one of our practitioners as soon as possible. You can call us at 208-881-0902 to set up an appointment.

Vaginal Dryness

Common symptoms are burning, itching, and discomfort in the vaginal cavity. If a women is experiencing any of these symptoms than it is import for her to see a doctor about women's health and needs. In a women's health exam she can have her doctor take a look at any symptoms she is experiencing. Vaginal dryness often comes during menopause.  There are many ways to treat vaginal dryness. Come in and visit with one of our practitioners to help find the best course of action for you.

Sexual Dysfunction

Many women experience problems with sexual function at some point in their life time. Low sexual desire, sexual arousal problems, or orgasmic disorders can be sexual dysfunction symptoms. These can be caused by physical illnesses, hormonal illnesses like low estrogen levels, or mental illnesses like anxiety or depression. To find out what you should do come in and speak with one of our skilled practitioners. You can call us at 208-881-0902 to set up an appointment.

Menopausal symptoms

It is recommended that when menopausal symptoms begin, you should set up regular appointments with a medical adviser.

Symptoms can be, but are not limited to:

  • Irregular periods
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Hot flashes
  • Chills
  • Night sweats
  • Sleep problems
  • Mood changes
  • Weight gain and slowed metabolism
  • Thinning hair and dry skin
  • Loss of breast fullness

If postmenopausal bleeding begins then contact us as soon as possible. You can call us at 208-881-0902 to set up an appointment.

Breast Exams

Regular breast exams are import to women’s health. Women should schedule their breast exams once a year to once every three years. After turning 40 it is suggested that breast exams should be done at least once a year. If there is a history of breast cancer in a person’s family, then there may be need for more regular breast exams.

Urinary Urgency

Urinary urgency causes sudden and sometimes uncontrollable urges to urinate. Often, this is a symptom of a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Similar symptoms can also be connected to diabetes. Come in and meet with one of our practitioners to know exactly what needs to be done. You can set up an appointment by calling our clinic, Vista Healthcare, at 208-881-0902.

Young Woman

Maturation can often cause a young woman some distress. Knowing what is happening while maturing can be a great comfort for a youth. Our practitioners can work with young woman struggling with anxiety, depression, or eating disorders. We also do concussion guidelines and sports/ camp physicals. If your child is struggling with any of these thing, or they need a sports physical, have them come in and meet with one of our caring practitioners to seek help. You can set up an appointment at our Rexburg clinic by calling, Vista Healthcare, at 208-881-0902.

Irregular menstrual cycle

There are many ways to tell that you are having irregular menstrual cycles.  Normally a menstrual cycle lasts 24-38 days with your period lasting 2-8 days. If your period starts before or after 24-38 day cycle, if you experience more or less bleeding than previous period, or if the number of days your period lasts varies a lot than you could have irregular menstrual cycles.

Often when a young woman is beginning to experience her periods or when a woman is ending her menstrual cycles they will become irregular. There are several other reasons that cause irregular menstrual cycles. To find out if you are experiencing irregular menstrual cycles or to find out how to treat your irregular menstrual cycles call our clinic, Vista Healthcare, at 208-881-0902 to see one of our caring practitioners.

Heavy menstrual Cycle

The hallmark symptom for a heavy menstrual cycle is the inability to maintain your daily routine due to heavy bleeding or pain. If you are bleeding through 1 tampon or sanitized pad within an hour or need 2 sanitation devises to prevent seeping blood than you should seek experienced medical advise on how to treat your heavy menstrual cycle. There are many ways to treat a heavy menstrual cycle. You can call and set up an appointment with one of our caring practitioners at 208-881-0902 to find out what is the best course of action.

Painful intercourse 

Many things can cause pain while experiencing intercourse. Along with physical pain, effect women's health negatively, there can be mental and emotional problems that can follow in your relationship with your partner due to painful intercourse. It is advised that you set up an appointment as soon as you experience painful intercourse to help avoid added physical and emotion pain caused by painfully intercourse. This exam can help you try to find out exactly what is causing your pain. In some cases, painful intercourse can be avoided by getting a premarital exam. You can set up appointments for either needs by calling our Rexburg clinic at 208-881-0902.