Dr. Rosanne Mayhew is a preventive care physician and gynecologist who practices in Los Gatos, California at For Women By Women. She offers traditional gynecologic women’s health care, as well as, preventive care, supplements and genetic screening to promote optimum wellness for women of all ages throughout the Silicon Valley and greater San Francisco Bay area.

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What is unique about Dr. Mayhew’s approach to women’s health?

At For Women By Women Dr. Mayhew always strives to empower her patients to actively participate in their own health and wellness. She not only treats women, but also educates them at every stage – from pre-pregnancy and childbirth through menopause. An advocate of preventative health, she welcomes patients’ questions and is willing to listen to their needs and concerns.

What is well woman care?

A yearly well woman exam is an essential component of preventative care for all women. It includes:

physical exam

breast exam

pap smear and/or pelvic exam

update and review of medical history

update of work and life activities

update on medications, immunizations, and supplements

evaluation of required screening tests, like a cervical cancer screening

In addition, at For Women By Women care also focuses on the whole patient, prevention and treatment of conditions that disproportionately affect women, such as autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases, of which there are over 80, occur when the immune system goes awry and mistakenly attacks healthy parts of the body. Autoimmune diseases afflict women at three times the rate of men and is the third most common disease among women, following diabetes and obesity. Some of the better known autoimmune diseases are multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The immune system is the main safeguard to an individual’s health and wellbeing, and Dr. Mayhew educates each of her patients to protect that.

What types of preventative care services does Dr. Mayhew offer?

Dr. Mayhew uses and sells clean supplement products from Metagenics, Nutrametrix, and Nordic Naturals. She provides a variety of skin care products in her office and can special order products to meet patients’ needs. Genetic screening can also identify a woman’s risk of conditions like high blood pressure and other forms of cancer, or how her unique genetic “fingerprint” affects her ability to lose weight or detox. The screening results can allow Dr. Mayhew to develop an individualized care plan in partnership with the patient.