Wellness Exams – Take Charge of Your Health
Your yearly wellness exam can help find problems early or even prevent health problems before they occur. If problems are discovered early, they may be easier to treat and less likely to pose serious risks to your health.
WHAT IS A WELLNESS EXAM?
A wellness exam is an annual comprehensive preventative exam with your primary care provider for the sole purpose of preventative care. It may include the following:
· Discussions of health topics relevant to your age and risk factors
· Exams (Routine check-ups, yearly exams and annual pap or preventative visits) · Discussions regarding screening tests and immunizations
Wellness exams typically do not include a discussion of new problems or a detailed review of chronic conditions.
IMPORTANCE OF WELLNESS EXAMS
The saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is particularly
true when applied to health care. When you schedule your annual wellness exam, you are making an important decision to take responsibility for your health
and overall quality of life.