F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. --
The 90th Medical Group recently opened a new Women’s Health Clinic which is now open and accepting patients.
The section was added to equip women to confidently take charge of their overall health and fitness and to realize the importance of being seen on a regular basis.
“The goal of the Women’s Health Clinic is to ensure that women feel more comfortable,” said Laura Griffith, 90th Medical Operations Squadron nurse practitioner. “I feel that by offering a separate set of offices from the normal family practice exam rooms, we are able to provide a sense of security that patients may not have experienced in the past.”
In 1900, a woman’s life span was 50 years. Today, the average life expectancy of an American woman is 80 years of age and rising. Now, more than ever, it is critical for women to take charge of their bodies to maximize their quality of life.
“I hope women see the importance of being seen on a regular basis,” Griffith said. “It is important that women see their provider regularly for preventative screening and education on prevention. If they are at risk for developing diabetes or hypertension, they can receive education, counseling or classes about reducing risk factors.”
The new clinic provides routine check-ups, preventative health education, birth control services, medications and off-base referrals for women.
“We offer the customary things that are offered at similar clinics off base without the lengthy wait,” said Griffith. “I hope that women will take advantage of the services we offer because we want to continue providing the best care we can without making women go off base to be seen.”
The nurses at the Women’s Health Clinic are experts in women’s health.
“Laura has been a registered nurse since 1993,” said Ann Nourse, 90th MDOS registered nurse. “I received my nursing certification in 1987. We have a combined 54 years of nursing knowledge to help patients.”
For more information about the Women’s Health Clinic and the services they offer, stop by or call (307) 773-3461.