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 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:
- Post-partum depression
- Ovarian cancer
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Menstruation / menstrual irregularities
- Uterine fibroids
- 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