The Wright Center Outlines Better Health Outcomes for Women

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The Wright Center: One of the things we notice in health care is that far too often women neglect their own well-being because they’re so focused on the needs of their children, their spouse, or their aging parents.

So, it’s important to promote awareness campaigns like Women’s Health Awareness Month in May, which provides us with a terrific opportunity to stress the importance of women taking a proactive approach to their overall health.

National Women’s Health Week occurs every year beginning on Mother’s Day and is led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health. The theme for this year’s observance is “Empowering Women, Cultivating Health: Celebrating Voices, Wellness, and Resilience,” and is focused on empowering women to be proactive in their health journeys.

Each day of the campaign spotlights a relevant women’s health topic. They are:

Day 1 – May 12: Empowering Women in their Health Journey

Day 2 – May 13: Safe Sexual Health

Day 3 – May 14: Shining a Light on Maternal Mental Health

Day 4 – May 15: Talk About It—Reducing Women’s Health Stigma 

Day 5 – May 16: Understanding Care is There

Day 6 – May 17: Reproductive Health from Puberty to Menopause and Beyond

Day 7 – May 18: Women and Heart Health

Here at The Wright Center, we offer a variety of services that allow women to balance their own wellness with their many daily responsibilities. Our local primary and preventive care community health centers provide integrated whole-person primary health services that give patients the convenience of going to a single location to access all their physical, dental and behavioral health care needs. That’s why our patients are encouraged to make us their medical home.

Our women patients can access such health services as regular gynecological checkups, pelvic and breast exams, cervical cancer screenings, well-woman visits, bone density testing, age-appropriate immunizations, Pap smears and HPV testing, STI testing and treatment, and hormonal testing.

And to spare women – really all patients – from the needless suffering associated with preventable illness and many of today’s leading causes of death (heart attack, stroke and certain cancers among them), The Wright Center is increasingly focused on preventive care through our Lifestyle Medicine and Obesity Medicine programs. Our dedicated team of dieticians, counselors, and other professionals can help patients adopt a personalized care plan to manage – or outright avoid – chronic diseases.

We accept almost all insurances, including Medicaid, Medicare and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), plus private plans. If you’re uninsured, our enrollment assisters can help to educate you about the options and the sign-up process, and our sliding-fee discount program ensures high-quality whole-person primary health services are affordable and accessible for everyone, regardless of insurance status, ZIP code, or ability to pay.

We’re proud to offer first-rate women’s health care, and we’ll continue to do all we can do to exceed that care in any way possible.

Supriana Bhandol, M.D., a board-certified family medicine physician, serves as the associate program director and physician faculty in The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education’s Regional Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Bhandol is accepting patients of all ages at The Wright Center for Community Health – Scranton, 501 S. Washington Ave.