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Women's Health Specialist

Elsa L Lerro, M.D. -  - Internal Medicine

Elsa L Lerro, M.D.

Internal Medicine located in Fresno, CA

When you need a women’s health provider, it makes sense to choose a female internal medicine doctor with first-hand knowledge of women’s health challenges. At her practice in Fresno, California, Elsa L. Lerro, MD, brings experience, compassion, and a deep understanding of women’s health needs to every patient. From menstrual issues to menopause problems and all points in between, you can count on Dr. Lerro. Call the office or use the online scheduler for help today.

Women's Health Q & A

When do I need a women’s health exam?

Dr. Lerro recommends annual women’s health exams for most females. This visit is a wellness exam, much like an annual wellness exam, but the women’s health exam focuses squarely on the needs you have as a female. 

What does a women’s health exam include?

Every woman has her own unique needs. As a female internal medicine specialist, Dr. Lerro understands your specific issues, needs, and concerns, so she can personalize your exam. 

Dr. Lerro sees women starting at age 18. She screens for health problems and concerns according to your age, current health, medical history, family medical history, and social history. 

Routine evaluations

Dr. Lerro routinely checks your vital signs, weight, and body mass index (BMI). She may also perform other basic health checks.

Screening tests 

Dr. Lerro adheres to clinical recommendations to screen for diseases such as cervical cancer and breast cancer. Depending on your personal situation, Dr. Lerro may conduct blood or urine tests as part of this disease screening process. 

Pelvic exam

A pelvic exam is a standard part of a women's health exam. During this exam, Dr. Lerro checks your reproductive health and, if needed, performs tests like a Pap smear. 

Clinical breast exam

Most women's health exams include a clinical breast exam, in which Dr. Lerro checks your breasts for lumps and other signs of abnormal tissue or disease.

Birth control

If you need birth control, you discuss family planning with Dr. Lerro during your visit. 

Menopause support

As you navigate menopause, Dr. Lerro offers personalized support and treatment for issues like hot flashes, mood swings, and other problems in this stage of life. 

Postmenopause support

After menopause, you're at risk for osteoporosis and other complications. Dr. Lerro screens for osteoporosis and helps you reduce your risk.

Dr. Lerro has first-hand knowledge of the full range of female issues. She stays up-to-date on effective solutions for women’s health and wellness so she can tailor your women’s health exam to your needs. 

How do I prepare for a women’s health exam?

Usually, you won’t need any special preparation for a women’s health exam. In some cases, you might need to fast ahead of your appointment if you’re having certain screening tests. Dr. Lerro provides any special instructions ahead of time so you can prepare. 

Book your women’s health exam by phone, or call Elsa L. Lerro, MD, today.