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Women’s Health

Caring for the ones who care for all.

Women go through many things in their lifetime, including menstruation, pregnancy, postpartum and menopause.

Hegg is proud to offer services that encompass these major life milestones, including prenatal and postnatal care, fetal ultrasounds, preventative screenings including Pap smears and mammography, cardiac rehabilitation, and wellness visits with caring women’s health providers.

Women’s Health

The women of our community fill a diverse set of roles, and we are proud to support them. It’s our goal to exceed each woman’s unique health needs, from heart health, cancer care, pre and post-natal care, and prevention and wellness.

Breast Health

Every woman over the age of 40 should receive her annual mammography to accurately detect potential signs of breast cancer. Normal appointments take less than 30 minutes and do not require an order from your provider. The process is very similar to the process used with the 2D unit, except the machine moves for the 3D portion of the exam to obtain different angles of the breast tissue for better clarity. Compressions of the breast tissue only last a few seconds and often times the whole procedure is finished in under 10 minutes. Hegg Health Center conveniently provides high-quality screening mammograms right here in Rock Valley. After your appointment, the images are sent to a 3D certified radiologist to be read and checked for any abnormalities.  Results of the exam are sent back directly to the ordering provider and are also communicated in a letter to the patient within a week.  

Pelvis Ultrasound

For women, pelvic ultrasound should be painless and can help determine the causes of pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding or other menstrual problems. Ultrasound images can also help identify and assess cyst and fibroid growth, as well as ovarian or uterine cancers. After the test, you may resume all normal activities and your ordering physician will receive the results. Hegg Radiology & Imaging offers pelvis ultrasound as referred by a provider.

Pap Smears

A Pap test, along with a pelvic exam, is an important part of your routine healthcare. It can help find abnormal cells that can lead to cancer. Your healthcare provider can find most cancers of the cervix early if you have regular Pap tests and pelvic exams. You should start getting Pap tests at age 21. If your Pap test result is normal, your doctor may tell you that you can wait three years until your next Pap test. Pap tests may be done at the Hegg Medical Clinic in Rock Valley, IA.

Prenatal and Postnatal Care

Building a relationship with your family medicine provider is one of the most important factors in managing your overall health. But if you want to get pregnant, how does your family medicine provider fit into your care plan? Often, these physicians can help more than you think.

While not every family medicine provider offers prenatal care services, some do. Women who have low- to average-risk pregnancies may be able to continue visiting their primary care provider throughout their pregnancy. If you opt to see your primary care provider for your prenatal care, you may have a warm hand-off to an OB/GYN around 34-36 weeks of pregnancy. Your primary care provider may partner with an OB/GYN on the delivery of your baby. Speak with your Hegg family medicine provider about how you can best prepare for your labor and delivery.

In the first few months after welcoming sweet babe to the family, your healthcare provider is a critical resource for ensuring that you’re healing well—both physically and mentally. It’s key to touch base with your healthcare provider, both immediately after delivery and six weeks later.

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