Women’s Health

Naturopathic Doctor & Functional Endocrinology located in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA

Women’s Health

Women’s Health services offered in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA

If you’re at risk of a women’s health problem and want to avoid medical issues before they turn serious, turn to Balanced Health in the Cow Hollow area of San Francisco, California. Skilled naturopathic physician Erika Horowitz, ND, and her team provide comprehensive women’s health services to keep you as healthy as possible with a low risk of diseases. Call the office to schedule a women’s health exam or use the online booking feature today.

Women’s Health Q&A

What is women’s health?

Women’s health at Balanced Health includes medical evaluation, monitoring, and treatment when needed to help women maintain superior quality of life. Your women’s health specialist can detect possible medical issues before they turn into problematic complications. The Balanced Health providers see patients going through puberty, perimenopause, menopause, and beyond.

What are common women’s health concerns?

Some of the most common women’s health concerns to be aware of are:

  • Gynecological problems
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Breast, cervical, and ovarian cancers
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Infertility
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity

Seeing a women’s health care provider regularly at Balanced Health is the best way to maintain outstanding health and wellness.

Which women’s health services are available?

Some of the women’s health services available at Balanced Health include:

  • Women’s health exams
  • Work, school, and sports physicals
  • Same-day sick visits
  • Pelvic exams
  • Pap tests
  • Vaccinations
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening
  • Birth control
  • Fertility treatments
  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
  • On-site diagnostic tests
  • Medically supervised weight loss
  • Specialist referrals

If you have a complex women’s health problem, your Balanced Health provider may refer you to a highly trained specialist.

What should I expect during women’s health visits?

A Balanced Health provider often completes the following during women’s health appointments:

Vital signs check

Your women's health specialist weighs you, determines your body mass index (BMI), and evaluates your pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs.

Medical history review

The Balanced Health team reviews your medical history, including your personal and family history of disease, medications, symptoms, and lifestyle habits.

Physical exam

During a physical exam at Balanced Health, your provider evaluates your ears, eyes, breathing, heartbeat, reflexes, abdomen, and more. They provide breast exams to screen for breast cancer and pelvic exams, including Pap tests, to screen for cervical cancer.

Diagnostic tests

Depending on your disease risk factors and health history, the Balanced Health team may order blood tests, urine testing, a pelvic ultrasound, a mammogram, or other imaging procedures. 


If you need treatment for a women’s health concern, your provider may recommend you make lifestyle changes, undergo a minor procedure, try dietary supplements, alter your nutrition plan, lose weight, try hormone therapy, or see a specialist for a complex medical problem.

How often should I schedule women’s health exams?

Schedule a women’s health exam at Balanced Health yearly or more often if your specialist recommends it because of disease risk factors. Book an appointment if you get sick, experience unusual symptoms, or have concerns about your well-being. If you’re unsure if you need to see a women’s health specialist, call the Balanced Health office and the providers will happily assist you.


To schedule a women’s health appointment at Balanced Health, call the office or use the online booking tool today.