As an internal medicine specialist, Nishu Karki, MD, and the team at Bella Terra Primary Care in Huntington Beach, California are trained to care for the entire family. This includes the special health care needs of women. At the office, Dr. Karki performs well-women exams, including Pap smears; manages acute gynecological medical concerns; and offers contraception counseling. If you’re searching for a doctor who can take care of all your health care needs, call the office or book an appointment online.
A well-woman exam is a complete physical that includes an examination of your reproductive organs.
During the exam, Dr. Karki obtains your vitals, including heart rate, blood pressure, height, and weight. She then examines your body from head to toe, looking into your eyes and ears, feeling your organs, and checking your reflexes.
The well-woman visit also includes a pelvic exam, which is an examination of your reproductive organs. During the exam, you lie back and place your feet in stirrups so Dr. Karki can examine your external reproductive organs, and then she inserts a speculum into your vagina to look at your internal reproductive organs. She may also do a Pap smear during the pelvic exam.
To better assess your health, Dr. Karki also asks a number of questions about you and your medical history, including specifics about your menstruation.
The Pap smear checks for abnormalities in the cells of your cervix. Abnormal cells may be a sign of cervical cancer. Detecting changes early may improve the success of treatment.
Women should get a Pap smear every three years, or every five years if they combine it with the HPV test, unless Dr. Karki recommends otherwise.
At Bella Terra Primary Care, Dr. Karki can also help you with a number of gynecological medical issues, such as:
After an examination, Dr. Karki develops a treatment plan that might include medication or additional testing to lessen your symptoms and improve your health.
Contraception is any medication, device, or method you use to prevent pregnancy, such as:
As a women’s health expert and advocate, Dr. Karki knows the importance of family planning and being able to control when you get pregnant. She can help you determine the best form of contraception for you based on your lifestyle and personal health needs.
If you’re searching for a well-rounded physician who takes a holistic approach to care, call Bella Terra Primary Care or book an appointment using the online booking agent.
When you visit Bella Terra Primary Care, you’ll get some of the most expert and personalized care in the greater Los Angeles area. Our general healthcare services are administered in a comfortable and welcoming healthcare environment, ensuring that you feel at ease during your appointments. In addition to offering key services like physical exams and immunizations, patients can make telemedicine appointments with Dr. Karki for convenient virtual visits.
Our location in Huntington Beach makes Bella Terra Primary Care a great choice for anyone searching for medical services in the Long Beach and Orange County area. Our staff is dedicated to meeting your healthcare needs, and internal medicine expert Dr. Karki is ready to address your medical concerns so you can live a happier, healthier life and reach your wellness goals.
Get in touch with us at (714) 248-9068 to get more information about the electrocardiogram testing available at Bella Terra or to schedule an appointment for any of our healthcare services:
Bella Terra Primary Care
7677 Center Ave. Suite 208
Huntington Beach, CA 92647