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Women’s Health Specialist

Thirlby Clinic, PLC

Internal Medicine & Family Medicine located in Traverse City, MI

Maintaining your sexual and reproductive health as a woman can feel complicated and overwhelming. At Thirlby Clinic, PLC, in Traverse City, Michigan, the team makes women’s health care easy by providing a wide range of treatments and services directly in their office. To book your next pelvic exam, Pap smear, contraception consultation, or consultation for hormone replacement, call Thirlby Clinic, PLC, or schedule an appointment online today.

Women's Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

Women’s health is dedicated to helping women maintain their sexual and reproductive systems and treating complications affecting them. 

During your women’s health visits at Thirlby Clinic, PLC, the team encourages you to be open about your symptoms and any health-related concerns. 

Your provider helps you better understand your body through various stages of womanhood, including puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. 

To ensure that you don’t skim over complications and conditions that might not cause symptoms, the team provides annual women’s health exams to women of all ages. 

During these well-woman exams, your provider addresses your concerns and teaches you to take care of yourself effectively at home. 

Which health complications affect women?

The Thirlby Clinic, PLC, team specializes in diagnosing and treating the many conditions and complications that affect women specifically or disproportionately. 

They also provide preventive care to help lower your chances of developing complications affecting your uterus, ovaries, vagina, cervix, and other organs. The team can diagnose and treat you for:

  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Menopause 
  • Infertility
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Mood and sleep disorders

Thirlby Clinic, PLC, helps you explore available treatments for these conditions and can refer you to skilled specialists for more specific, intensive care if you need it.

Which women’s health treatments and services are available?

At Thirlby Clinic, PLC, the team provides many treatments and services dedicated to helping you maintain your health as a woman, including:

Annual exams and Pap smears

Your annual gynecological exams are an essential part of preventive care and allow you to open up about personal questions and concerns regarding your sexual and reproductive health. Your provider also performs Pap smears to check for cellular changes in your cervix. Such changes could indicate cervical cancer and other issues needing treatment. 

Hormone replacement

Menopause is the time in your life when you stop producing sex hormones like estrogen. Fluctuations and imbalance during this time can cause symptoms like fatigue, mood changes, and hot flashes. Your provider can treat you for these and other symptoms with hormone replacement. 


The team can help you explore various forms of contraception like the pill, intrauterine devices, and injections if you’re sexually active but don’t want to get pregnant.

Fertility treatments

If you want to get pregnant but are having difficulties, the team can provide fertility treatments or refer you to a specialist. 

To book your next women’s health exam or discuss treatments, call Thirlby Clinic, PLC, or book an appointment online today.