Women's Services

Women's Services

We specialize in providing caring, coordinated and comprehensive health services to women of all ages. From breast health and well-woman care to pregnancy, heart health, cancer care, gastroenterology and senior needs, we recognize that women’s bodies are different than men’s – and their medical care should be as well. We strive to keep women healthy for life.


Women's Services at Wilcox

As Kauai’s primary medical facility, Wilcox offers preventive and treatment services on-island to meet the health needs of Kauai women in a beautiful, spa-like setting.

Wilcox’s primary care physicians and specialists understand the importance of preventive health care and encourage women to get regular health screenings to identify risks for health problems, such as breast cancer and osteoporosis, at the earliest and most treatable stage. The team of physicians, technologists and consultants at the Women’s Center provide many services, including:

  • Mammograms – screening, diagnosis, implants
  • Ultrasound for expectant mothers
  • Stereotactic core biopsy – non-surgical breast biopsy
  • Ultrasound guided core biopsies, cyst aspirations, imaging
  • 320CT scanner advanced imaging
  • Fetal diagnostic testing
  • High Risk Breast Cancer Program
  • Breast health care
  • Resource library
  • Digital mammography / Breast MRI
  • Genetic counseling and testing
  • Breast cancer clinical trials
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Breast education – self-exam instruction
  • Bone density testing with a DEXA unit (Osteoporosis)
  • Breast cancer pre-treatment consultations – multispecialty conference, second opinion services

Wilcox Women’s Center: 1-808-245-1030

High Risk Breast Program: 1-808-245-1547


This service is available at:   Kapiolani Pali Momi Straub Wilcox

 

About Osteoporosis

What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is the thinning or weakening of your bones, which begins in your mid-to-late 30’s and, for women, accelerates after menopause. Left unchecked, your bones become porous and fragile and are more likely to break or fracture. However, osteoporosis is not inevitable and is very preventable.

How to prevent osteoporosis
To be active and live independently into your 60s, 70s and beyond, you need to take action as early as possible.
Here's how:

  • Diet – take the daily requirement of calcium (1,000 -1,200 mg) and vitamin D (400 mg).
  • Exercise – do weight-bearing exercises, which stimulate your bones (walking, dancing, stair climbing).
  • Lifestyle – don't smoke; keep alcohol consumption to a minimum.
  • Testing – find out where you stand with a bone density scan and monitor your bones regularly.

Who is at risk?
Women are at higher risk than men. Caucasians and Asians and small, thin women are at greatest risk.
Other risk factors include:

  • Family history of osteoporosis
  • Early or surgically induced (both ovaries removed) menopause before the age of 45
  • Post menopause
  • Smoking, or drinking an excessive amount of alcohol 

Bone Density Scan
The DEXA scan is a quick and painless procedure. You simply lie still while the scanner passes over your body. In minutes, you'll know your results. To make an appointment, call: 1-808-949-WELL (9355) on Oahu or 1-808-245-1030 on Kauai.

Preventive Treatment Plan
Once a bone scan is done, your physician can develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Osteo-cise Classes
Osteo-cise helps women diagnosed or at risk for osteoporosis to safely build muscle strength and flexibility. Work to improve your posture, gait, balance, core strength, muscle and bone health, and reduce back pain. Six-week series. Sign up online. 

Service Locations

For General Information

Oahu
1 808 949 WELL (9355)

Toll-free
1 877 709 WELL (9355)

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