Women's Health

Grassroots Healthcare

Primary Care located in Tulsa, OK

Women have very special health needs and require health screenings to assess for risk of various health issues. Dr. Melita Tate at Grassroots Healthcare is an internal medicine physician who offers full-service women’s health examinations at her Tulsa, Oklahoma, office. Services include Pap smears, contraception, and hormone replacement. Grassroots Healthcare doesn’t take health insurance, but offers a very affordable direct care program, as well as visit-based care. Call today or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.

Women's Health Q & A

Grassroots Healthcare

What is women’s health?

Due to their reproductive organs, women have very special health needs that require a specialized approach to care. Additionally, health conditions that affect both genders may affect women differently.

Dr. Tate at Grassroots Healthcare is an expert in women’s health and not only manages your basic health needs through your wellness exams but has the skills to identify health issues based on your symptoms and her specialized testing.

Dr. Tate also prescribes contraception to women to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

What are special tests women need?

Grassroots Healthcare is a full-service medical practice that can provide most of your medical needs. Special tests offered include:

Pap smears

A Pap smear is a test that assesses your risk for cervical cancer. During the test, Dr. Tate gently scrapes cells from your cervix and has them analyzed for abnormalities. Women should have a Pap smear every three years, starting at age 21 up through age 65.

Testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

Both men and women are at risk of contracting STDs, but the diseases tend to affect women’s health more than men’s, and if not treated they can lead to infertility in women. Dr. Tate offers confidential and nonjudgmental STD testing so you get the treatment you need to stay on top of your sexual and overall health.

Preparation for mammograms

A mammogram is a special X-ray that detects abnormalities in breast tissue to screen for breast cancer. Dr. Tate doesn’t offer mammograms at Grassroots Healthcare, but provides the necessary preparation for you to get your test. Most women should begin mammogram testing in their 40s. Dr. Tate determines when you should begin testing based on her findings during your breast exam, your health history, and your age.

How do I know if I need hormone replacement therapy?

Dr. Tate takes a holistic approach to health care, and, in many cases, hormone imbalance may be causing some of your symptoms. Common conditions that affect hormone balance include:

  • Menopause
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Thyroid conditions

Dr. Tate conducts blood tests to assess hormone levels and makes recommendations to improve your hormone balance. In addition to testing for female hormones, Dr. Tate also tests for testosterone.

For a holistic approach to women’s health, call Grassroots Healthcare or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.