Women's Health Specialist

Ben Littlejohn III, MD

Family Medicine located in East Bay Area, Emeryville, CA

When choosing a women’s health provider, it’s important to choose one who understands your needs at every stage of life. At the private practice of Ben Littlejohn III, MD, in Emeryville, California, you’ll find the integrative women’s health care you need for excellent whole-body wellness. Click the online scheduler or call the office to book your women’s health appointment today.

Women's Health Q & A

What does a women's health exam include? 

Women's health exams look after both your whole-body health and the concerns specific to females. Typical exams can include:

General health checks

Dr. Littlejohn checks your height, weight, blood pressure, and pulse. He also checks your lungs, heart, eyes, ears, nose, throat, and skin to look for issues and update your records. 

Vaccinations

If you need any vaccinations, Dr. Littlejohn can administer HPV, flu, or other shots during your women's health exam. 

Disease screening

Dr. Littlejohn may do urine and blood tests to check for conditions like STDs, urinary tract infections, high cholesterol, and diabetes. 

Female-specific exams

A pelvic exam evaluates your uterus and ovaries. It may include a Pap smear, which checks for abnormal cells that could indicate cervical cancer. A clinical breast exam checks for lumps and other abnormalities. Depending on your age, you may need to schedule a mammogram as well. 

Dr. Littlejohn can prescribe birth control as part of your pelvic exam if needed. If you're going through menopause, he can often prescribe hormone replacement therapy. 

Disease management

If you have any chronic illnesses, Dr. Littlejohn helps you manage your disease during your women's health exam. This includes things like medication prescriptions, lifestyle recommendations, and more. 

How often should I schedule a women's health exam?

Generally, you should book a women's health exam once a year if you're in good overall health. If you have ongoing health problems or experience a new issue, you'll need to schedule your appointments more often according to Dr. Littlejohn's recommendations. 

What does the doctor need to know for my exam?

Dr. Littlejohn reviews your full medical history, and will also ask some questions about your current habits and lifestyle. This includes information about your sex life, such as whether you use protection and how many partners you have. 

This information is an important part of your preventive care. For example, if you’re at high risk for HIV, you may need to start pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment to prevent the disease. 

Women’s health exams at the office of Ben Littlejohn III, MD, cover all your medical needs in a comfortable setting. Call or book an appointment online to schedule your exam.