Wellness Counseling

Women’s Wellness Counseling at Lee Gynecology in Portland, OR

Helping women to understand the lifestyle and genetic factors that affect their quality of lives is one of my most important goals. This wide range of topics includes exercise, weight control, nutrition, smoking and preventive medicine.
– Dr. Michael J. Lee

Women’s wellness counseling includes listening to your questions and concerns and examining your current lifestyle and genetic factors. At Lee Gynecology, you are never limited in the number of topics you can discuss at your appointment. During an exam, we may cover the following topics or more:

Sexuality and Reproductive Planning

  • Contraceptive options for preventing unwanted pregnancy, including emergency contraception
  • Discussion of a reproductive health plan
  • High-risk behaviors
  • Preconception genetic counseling and testing regarding inherited birth defects
  • Sexual function
  • Sexually transmitted infections

Genetic Cancer Risk Screening

  • Family history
  • Available gene testing options
  • Referral for genetic counseling and/or risk-reduction specialists

Fitness and Nutrition

  • Physical activity
  • Dietary/nutrition assessment (including eating disorders and obesity)
  • Folic acid supplementation
  • Calcium intake

Psychosocial Evaluation

  • Family relationships
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Work satisfaction
  • Lifestyle/stress
  • Sleep disorders
  • Advance directives

Cardiovascular Risk Factors

  • Family history
  • Hypertension
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Personal history of preeclampsia, gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced hypertension
  • Lifestyle

Health Risk Assessment

  • Aspirin prophylaxis to reduce the risk of stroke (ages 55 to 79 years)
  • Breast self-awareness (may include breast self-examination)
  • Chemoprophylaxis for breast cancer (for high-risk women)
  • Hormone therapy
  • Hygiene (including dental)
  • Injury prevention
  • Sun exposure
  • Suicide and depressive symptoms
  • Tobacco, alcohol and other drug use

Referral to Other Specialists

It is frequently necessary to make a referral to other practitioners in a wide-range of specialties, including genetic counseling, nutrition, oncology, general surgery, endocrinology, sexual counseling, dermatology, orthopedics, gastroenterology, urology, physical therapy and others. Dr. Lee will work with you to facilitate the process with practitioners in the area whom he recommends.

To read more about what you should expect during your first visit at Lee Gynecology, visit our New Patient Checklist and FAQ section.

Lee Gynecology Welcomes You!

…And don’t worry. We won’t limit the number of medical issues you can bring for evaluation at your appointment.

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