Women’s Health and Breast Cancer Awareness
with Dr. Amy Seinfeld
Serving the Women in Our Community
From birth to adulthood, women face unique health challenges that require specialized and intentional care. Haxtun Health is proud to offer individualized women’s health and gynecological services to patients in Northeastern Colorado, provided by Dr. Amy Seinfeld.
Prioritizing Women’s Health
Dr. Seinfeld is an osteopathic physician board-certified in family medicine. She is trained to view the body as an interconnected unit, allowing her to provide comprehensive care for our patients.
“Women’s health is unique because it is connected to a female’s physical and emotional well-being,” she explained. “This affects one’s quality of life, which is why it’s so important to consider women’s health as a specialty of its own right. It is comforting to know there are female providers out there that can understand and address these issues.”
Gynecological care includes well-woman visits, birth control visits, STD testing, postmenopausal care and more. Routine screenings are crucial to prevent chronic diseases such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer and endometriosis. Women should schedule an exam once per year.
Dr. Seinfeld ensures her patients are not only physically healthy, but also emotionally and mentally healthy.
“Mental health is interconnected with female hormones, which plays a huge role in how we age and how we feel. Screening for mental health is just as important as screening for skin cancers. Both impact our quality of life.”
Breast Cancer Awareness
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of preventative screenings and early detection of breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer in their life, according to the National Cancer Institute.
“When caught early with an easy screening test, cancer can be treated more effectively and improve the length and quality of one’s life,” Dr. Seinfeld said.
If diagnosed early and treated before it spreads, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 99 percent, according to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
At Haxtun Health, patients can schedule a women’s health exam that includes a routine Pap and noninvasive breast exam. Once complete, patients are prescribed an external screening for a mammogram, a low-dose X-ray that allows doctors to take an in-depth look at changes in breast tissue. If changes are detected, Dr. Seinfeld works with her patients to assess and develop a proactive treatment plan.
“As a small rural hospital, it’s a luxury to spend in-depth time with our patients,” she concluded. “I’ve enjoyed getting to know our community members and their personal stories to address their healthcare needs on an individual basis.”
Call the Haxtun Health Clinic at 970-774-6187 to schedule your annual exam today. Appointments available in Haxtun and Fleming.
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