Janet R. Schwartz, MD -  - Women's Medicine Physician

Janet R. Schwartz, MD

Women's Medicine Physician located in La Jolla, CA

Dr. Janet Schwartz dedicates her practice to helping women achieve optimal wellness. She provides state of the art medical care including prevention, disease management, and well woman screenings. She aims to help all women achieve their full health potential, both physical and mental. Call Dr. Schwartz's office in La Jolla, California today to learn more.

Wellness Q & A

What is wellness?

Wellness is not just freedom from illness and disease, it’s also the active pursuit of a healthy, fulfilling life. Dr. Schwartz wants to help you in this pursuit.

What wellness services are offered?

Dr. Schwartz offers a wide range of wellness services. These include:

  • Heart disease risk analysis and prevention
  • Weight management guidance
  • Dermatology and anti-aging skin care
  • Focus on mental and physical wellness

What is involved in heart disease risk analysis?

Dr. Schwartz may recommend a risk analysis for heart disease based on a comprehensive physical exam and a review of your family medical history. She’ll consider factors, such as your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, your blood pressure measurements, medications, and age. If you are a smoker, are diabetic, or live a sedentary lifestyle, you have a higher risk of heart disease.

Once Dr. Schwartz determines your relative risk of heart problems, she recommends lifestyle changes to promote good health. These may include dietary changes, increased physical activity, and the cessation of smoking. She may also recommend traditional medical interventions, such as medications, to treat and reduce your risk of disease.

Why should I worry about my weight?

Weight isn’t just about your appearance. It can affect your health and energy levels. Dr. Schwartz offers guidance in attaining a healthy weight, including diet and exercise advice. Being of a normal weight greatly decreases your risk of developing chronic disease, including heart disease, stroke, some cancers, type 2 diabetes, and breathing issues. Plus, reaching a healthy weight often boosts your mood, confidence, and energy.

How does dermatology affect my overall wellness?

Regular dermatological screenings identify suspicious lesions and moles that may indicate cancer or precancerous conditions. Anti-aging treatments and cosmetic dermatology can improve a woman’s self-esteem, so she feels good about herself, improving her mood and confidence.

What is mental wellness?

When compared to men, women are more likely to develop mood disorders, including depression and anxiety. Stress can severely impact a woman’s health, too. In addition to prescribing treatment medications, Dr. Schwartz works with you to develop stress reduction techniques and habits to improve your overall sense of wellness. These techniques may include yoga, meditation, social engagement, and learning to delegate.