Chetanna Okasi, MD
OB/GYN located in Columbia, MD & Greenbelt, MD
The female body is a work of evolutionary ingenuity. At Women’s Wellness MD, Dr. Chetanna Okasi makes sure your health and wellness are her top priorities. Through a well-woman exam, Dr. Okasi thoroughly checks for all major health factors as well as any personal concerns you may have. She especially welcomes women who are afraid of pap smears and don’t like doctor’s offices. If you need your annual checkup, now is the time to call and make an appointment with Dr. Okasi at her practice in Columbia, also serving patients in the surrounding areas.
Annual Well-Woman Exam Q & A
Why Do I Need an Annual Well-Woman Exam?
Annual well-woman exams exist as a form of preventive care. It’s recommended women complete a full checkup every year as a way to track growth and development as well as keep an eye out for any health conditions that may cause problems in the future. Even if you’re a healthy individual, your body may not show any signs of damage. It’s important to learn as much as you can through a well-woman exam to properly prepare for the next phase in life.
What Should I Expect During an Annual Exam?
Dr. Okasi is a knowledgeable, skilled, and friendly physician. During an annual exam, she will check all facets of women’s wellness in order to ensure your body is functioning at its top capacity. Your annual well-woman exam may include:
- Physical Exams
- Pelvic Exams
- Review of Medical History
- Updates of Family Medical History
- Updates of Current Medication and Health Concerns
- Health Screenings (mammograms, sexually transmitted disease checks, cancer tests)
How Long Does it Take to Hear Back From Test Results?
Physical examinations, such as a pelvic test, can be done with minimal wait time between results. More invasive tests, such as cervical cancer screening (Pap test), blood work, and sexually transmitted disease testing, can take up to a week to deliver results. Further exams, such as mammograms, are generally obtained within 30 days unless a complication arises. The medical staff at Women’s Wellness MD will contact you directly if there are any concerns. Results can also be viewed in the comfort of your home via our online patient portal www.patientally.com.
What if Dr. Okasi Discovers a Health Condition During or After the Exam?
Don’t panic! This is the reason you came to Dr. Okasi in the first place. If the results of the examination reveal a new medical condition, you’ll be taken care of by Dr. Okasi and the staff at Women’s Wellness MD.
Depending on the issue, further tests may be required to verify the condition at hand. Non-severe problems are dealt with at your convenience, while more serious issues require a schedule of tests and treatments. Don’t be scared to tell Dr. Okasi everything about your current and past medical history, as it could save your life.
Accepted Insurance Providers
Dr. Chetanna Okasi and Women's Wellness MD accepts most major insurance plans. If you have any questions, please call our office and speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members.