Because women's healthcare services change so rapidly, it often does not leave room for the basics in patient care, establishing intimate doctor-patient relationships, time for trials and testing, and sometimes even the development of confidence in the whole system. The healthcare industry changes quickly. With advances in medical technology, enhanced scientific research, improvement in treatments, and the ability to have so much information at our fingertips, the healthcare industry is an ever-evolving universe of numbers, research and changing practices.

Taking a lead role in your health care can help both you and your practitioner form a strong partnership leading to the right solutions for your personal health goals. The relationship between you and your provider requires both people to actively participate in the process. Evaluate your personal goals for your health and how you want your provider to help facilitate them. Be sure to ask lots of questions and do not leave until you feel you have gotten the answers you need.

Your time and health are important, but with today’s busy lifestyles, many women do not feel they have the time to seek out complete healthcare services. Women have unique health issues. And some of the health issues that affect both men and women can affect women differently. Unique issues to women include pregnancy, menopause and conditions of the female organs. Women can have a healthy pregnancy by getting early and regular prenatal care. They should also get recommended breast cancer, cervical cancer and bone density screenings.

Women and men share many similar health problems, but women also have their own health issues, which deserve special consideration. In 1900, a woman's life span was about 50 years. Now, in the new millennium, average life expectancy for American women is 82 years of age, and it is continuing to rise. Not only are women living longer, but they also can anticipate the possibility of enjoying a better quality of life throughout their span of years. In order to accomplish this, it is essential that women take charge of their own bodies and that they comprehend how they can maximize their personal health and fitness. It is also helpful that men understand and are supportive of the health concerns of the women. At Ocala Family Medical Center we strive to offer high quality, compassionate women's healthcare services. We offer a wide range of services that satisfies the unique needs of female healthcare.

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