Certain tests are especially important for women, but many still don't know when they're supposed to start getting them or how often the tests are really needed.
Area women are invited to join Baystate Health’s Spirit of Women Program for a lecture about “Timelines and Tests for Women.” The program offered by Dr. Oscar Martinez, Medical Director of Baystate Mary Lane Obstetrics & Gynecology, will be held on Monday, February 29, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in the Main Conference Room located on the second floor of the hospital.
“Even if you feel fine it is still important to see your health care provider regularly,” said Dr. Martinez. “Getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, are important to good health. Which screening tests you need depend on your age, family history, your own health history, and other risk factors like what you eat, how active you are, whether you smoke.”
”Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better,” said Dr. Martinez who also serves as Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Martinez joins Dr. Mohammed S. Ahmed, Lisa Beaudry, CNM, and Barbara Graves, CNM, providing comprehensive care to women at two locations: Baystate Medical Practice Mary Lane OB/Gyn, at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in Ware or at 95 Sargent Street, Rt. 9 in Belchertown.
Spirit of Women offers seminars with direct access to physicians, nurses and other medical professionals and the latest women's health information in a comfortable and lively setting. As members, women can participate in a wide variety of Spirit of Women activities, special events, and lectures by Baystate Health clinical staff and regional and national guest speakers. To register for this event call Baystate Health Link at 413-967-2488 or 1-800-377-4325.