Wellness exams help you to maintain your overall health as well as to catch health problems before they occur. We believe prevention is key. That's why we don't just want to see you when you're sick, but also when you're healthy.
What is a Wellness Exam?
An annual wellness exam is vital to preventative health. It is a routine visit with your primary care provider that allows for an assessment of your overall health. These yearly wellness exams help catch and diagnose any medical conditions or complications in their early stages.
What is Done During a Wellness Exam?
A wellness exam allows you and your provider the opportunity to discuss your health and any issues or concerns you may have. During your visit, your doctor will ask you questions about your family medical history, your personal medical history, and any current medications and supplements you are taking. Your wellness exam may also include the following:
- Measurements for height
- Blood work
- Heart-related screenings
- Checking cholesterol
- Taking vital signs
- Lung exam
Together, you and your doctor will discuss your overall health, possible health risks, and a suitable prevention plan to help keep you healthy.
Is a Wellness Exam the Same as a Physical Exam?
An annual physical exam is more extensive than a wellness exam. During an annual wellness exam, the doctor doesn’t usually physically examine you, such as inspecting your eyes, ears, nose, and throat. Typically, only a health assessment is completed during a wellness exam.
What Should I Bring to My Wellness Exam?
There is no preparation necessary for your wellness exam. You should, however, bring the following with you to your visit:
- Insurance card and information
- A list of any medications you’re currently taking
- Your current medical records
- A list of all your healthcare providers
- Any questions you may have for your doctor
What Are the Benefits of an Annual Wellness Exam?
Wellness exams help to prevent and fight diseases. These visits utilize screenings and assessments to detect underlying health conditions. By diagnosing and treating illnesses early, it helps to maintain your health and increase your life span.
Schedule Your Wellness Exam With VIPcare, Today!
Don’t wait; schedule your annual wellness exam today. Our providers are ready to join you on your journey to Better Health.