Dana Jane Saltzman, MD LAc -  - Primary Care Physician

Dana Jane Saltzman, MD LAc

Primary Care Physician & Acupuncturist located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY

Women's Health

Annual checkups are an important part of maintaining good overall health, especially for women. At her practice, Dr. Saltzman offers well-women exams and consultations to patients throughout New York City and the Midtown Manhattan & New York City area.

Women’s Health Q & A

by Dana Jane Saltzman, MD LAc

What Happens During a Women’s Annual Exam?

An annual well-woman or women’s exam will be conducted by the physician yearly to keep an eye on a patient’s health and well-being. This ensures that any issues which develop are dealt with as quickly as possible. During the exam, patients will receive a:

  • Physical exam
  • Pap smear and/or pelvic exam
  • Breast exam
  • Update to medical history and life and work activities
  • Review of previous concern and medical history
  • Update of medications and supplements
  • Immunizations update
  • Evaluation of necessary screenings, like a mammogram

What Happens if an Issue is Discovered?

If a medical condition or illness is found during the annual exam, the physician can arrange a treatment plan to address it. If the issue is more serious or severe, the treatments may need to begin right away. It may also be a prolonged process. Several conditions or concerns are solely found during a woman’s yearly exam through a pap smear. This assessment assists the physician to uncover any irregularities before they become more severe and as quickly as possible. The physician will discuss the results with each patient.

What Should I Do to Get Ready for the Annual Exam? 

When an individual comes in for an exam, she must be prepared to answer any and all questions the physician may have. Being aware which conditions are hereditary and keeping a list of medications being taken can assist to prepare patients. Patients should also be prepared to discuss their concerns with the doctor. Women should also make a list of questions they may have including information on:

  • Birth control options
  • Safety and relationship concerns
  • Eating healthier
  • Becoming pregnant
  • Being more active
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Anxiety, depression, or other mental health concerns

Patients may also want get information about any screenings they may necessary. As a woman ages, screening tests are employed to assess their health more in depth. Patients can require tests to check for conditions such as a diabetes, osteoporosis, and cancer. 

Insurance and Billing

We accept most major insurances. Please see the full list of plans that we accept. If you do not see yours, please call our office to see how we can help. However, insurance does not cover addiction treatments.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareConnect
Cigna
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
Meridian Health Plan
Multiplan PHCS
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
UMR
United Healthcare PPO
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Dana Jane Saltzman is a fantastic doctor in NYC! She is trustworthy...Every time I see her, she spends time listening to me and...I also trust her referrals."

    Emily H.
  • Yelp

    "I was super impressed with Dr. Saltzman's demeanor, patience, and professionalism...liked that she emphasized a combination of holistic...and...western medicine..."

    Nina S.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Saltzman has changed my life. She understands holistic practices, and she doesn't just treat a symptom. She will help you treat root causes...to keep you healthy."

    Bambino D.
  • Vitals

    "Real, down-to-earth, empathetic and no nonsense. It was a rare experience to meet a caregiver that was so knowledgeable and easy to talk with."

    Don H.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Saltzman really got me, understood my issues. She is a great diagnostician and also knows when to refer and who to refer to."

    M. C.
  • Vitals

    "I feel really lucky to have found Dr. Saltzman. She really listens, her staff including her PA are amazing...they take time to handle any of your issues."

    Ana
  • RateMDs

    "I like Dr. Saltzman's approach of incorporating alternative medicine- I works for me and I don't have cold as often as I used to."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Great. Dr. Saltzman listens and uses traditional and preventative methods for maintaining and treating your overall health."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "Dr. Dana Jane Saltzman is wonderful. Down to earth, extremely professional and experienced in multiple areas. Internal Medicine, Acupuncture...highly recommend [her]."

    Marlee B.
Dana Saltzman, MD LAc
33 West 46th Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10036