Wellness exams are basically preventive health exams, and everybody should have a wellness exam at least once a year. When you come in for a wellness exam, we will get your detailed medical history, including what medications you are currently taking and what chronic conditions you are being treated for.
Some of these preventive health tests consist of a daily stress test, heart disease screening, colonoscopy, mammogram, bone density test, or prostate exam – the types of tests we take depend on your age, gender, and physical condition.
We also take routine lab work on all our patients, so we can check your kidney and liver function, complete blood count, and thyroid and cholesterol levels. These lab tests are all part of the wellness exam, and if we identify anything on the physical that needs further attention, we will follow up with another appointment or order more tests.
Early Identification of Undetectable Diseases
For a lot of people, a wellness exam is the only time they’ll see a doctor. If that’s the case for you, it’s important you make an appointment for a wellness exam if you haven’t had one in the last 12 months.
A wellness exam will help us determine if you have undetected hypertension or high blood pressure, borderline diabetes, or any other potential physical problems. The sooner we can detect these conditions, the sooner we can begin a prevention or treatment plan to put you on the path to healthier, longer, and happier life.