An annual wellness exam or visit is an important part of preventative care. These annual visits with your primary care doctor allow for a yearly health assessment to make sure you are in good health and catch any issues that may arise early.
These visits do not always include a physical exam, but may include:
Measurements for height | Weight | Blood work | Mammograms | Prostate exams | Heart-related screenings | Immunizations, Checking cholesterol | Taking vital signs | Lung exam
It’s important to use your annual wellness exam to talk to your provider about any health issues or concerns.
What is Involved in a Wellness Exam?
Wellness exams may include a discussion of your health and illness prevention plan, a review of your medications and a discussion of your health risk assessment.
Depending on the type of annual wellness visit, you may also have a routine checkup. Talk with your doctor’s office to learn more about what you can expect at your next wellness exam.
Seeing your primary care physician regularly for health and wellness checks is a good investment for your health. When you visit your doctor, he or she will recommend exams that may catch problems early.
It is recommended that both adults and children visit their doctor to get a yearly wellness checkup, even if they feel perfectly fine. Other benefits of seeing your doctor regularly include:
As you prepare for your preventative wellness visit, make sure to:
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