Women's Health Specialist

Grace Medical

Alice Amah Ajim, MD

Internal Medicine located in Houston, TX

As a busy modern woman, it’s easy to push your health to the back burner. However, Alice Amah Ajim, MD, a leading internist and primary care provider, encourages you to schedule your annual women’s health appointment at either the Downtown or Southeast offices of Grace Medical, in Houston. She provides essential health screenings to ensure that you’re healthy and that you get the treatment you need to stay that way. Call or schedule a consultation online today.

Women's Health Q & A

What are common women’s health issues?

In addition to health conditions that affect both genders, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes, women also face a wide range of reproductive health issues. For example, you may experience:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Other gynecological cancers
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Interstitial cystitis

You may also face fertility issues at some point in your life. Additionally, perimenopause and menopause can cause disruptive symptoms as your body reaches the end of its reproductive years. 

Women also deal with stress and mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety.

Why should I have annual well-woman visits?

Your annual well-woman visit is more than just a Pap smear — although that is an essential preventive health screening. Your well-woman visit is an opportunity to check in on your overall health and wellness and talk to a compassionate physician about your concerns. 

Many health conditions don’t cause noticeable symptoms in their early stages. During your annual women’s health check, Grace Medical provides a variety of screenings ranging from blood pressure and weight tracking to pelvic exams, Pap smears, and breast exams. 

Your doctor also talks to you about your overall health and lifestyle. If your women’s health provider notices any changes in your health from your previous visit or signs of a health problem, they can order additional testing and offer treatments and advice to restore your well-being.

If you have any health concerns, your well-woman visit is an excellent opportunity to get information and advice. Your doctor at Grace Medical wants to help you understand your health and empower you to make the best possible decisions.

How can I protect my health?

Your doctor can provide personalized advice during your women’s health visit. However, the team at Grace Medical encourages all women to take care of their bodies and mental health. Your annual well-woman visit is an essential part of preventive health care.

For example, your provider can help you to adjust your diet to ensure that you consume all the nutrients your body needs while also reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. They can also provide advice on safely adding physical activity to your daily routine. 

Not only do healthy eating and exercise habits improve your overall wellness, but they prevent obesity, which contributes to a wide range of health problems. 

If you’re due for your well-woman visit and are looking for a compassionate women’s health care provider, call Grace Medical or make an appointment online today.