At Tidelands Health, you’ll find support and care for women at every stage of life – from adolescence to menopause and beyond. As your needs evolve, our compassionate medical professionals partner with you to help ensure you get the preventive, diagnostic and procedural care you need to support good health.
Comprehensive Care – Focused on Your Health
Facts about fibroids: What every woman should know
An estimated 20 to 80 percent of women develop uterine fibroids by age 50, yet many women aren’t aware of the condition.
When you choose Tidelands Health for women’s care, you get access to:
- Extensive gynecological services, including preventive care, education and surgery
- Preventive breast care, including the most advanced screening tools in the region
- Comprehensive breast cancer services, such as breast-conserving therapy and minimally invasive diagnostic techniques
- Personalized maternity care, such as midwifery services, group support for parents-to-be and specialists who can answer your questions about breastfeeding as part of our Baby-Friendly initiative
- Adult wellness exams, during which your doctor will review your current health and make a personalized plan for future care
Pelvic Health for Women
Dr. Eduardo Martinez, board-certified OB-GYN who is fellowship trained in urogynecology, discusses pelvic health concerns for women.
- Our Tidelands HealthPoint Center for Health and Fitness, where you’ll find a day spa, massage therapy, nutrition classes, an aerobics studio, child care and more
- The full network of Tidelands Health services and providers for all your medical needs
Screenings and Diagnostic Services
You can prevent or detect potential health issues by taking advantage of:
- Clinical breast exams that may reveal lumps in your breast
- Diabetes screenings
Hot flashes: How to ease the heat
No one likes peeling off layers of clothing during the day to feel comfortable or waking up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat.
- Pap tests
- Pelvic exams that could reveal abnormalities or determine the source of pelvic pain
- Screenings for sexually transmitted diseases – or STDs
- Thyroid function tests
Protecting Your Heart
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States, but the symptoms of heart attack and risk factors for heart disease are different for women. Learn your risk of heart disease by working with Tidelands Health to get a lipid profile – a test that measures levels of fats and cholesterol in your blood. If you need cardiovascular treatment, you’ll benefit from heart and vascular physicians trained in tending to women’s unique needs.
Caring for Your Bone Health
Because women have smaller bones than men, about 80 percent of people who develop osteoporosis – thinning of bone tissue – are female. If you’re a woman, your risk of developing this disease increases as you reach menopause. That’s why you should begin screenings, called bone density tests, for osteoporosis at age 50. When you get a bone density test at Tidelands Health, you’ll also learn how to prevent fractures and use exercise to strengthen your bones.