Wellness visits are an important part of preventive care and allow your regular primary care provider to monitor your overall health. At Healthstone Primary Care in Weston, Pembroke Pines, and Davie, Florida, the caring medical team offers wellness visits and regular health screenings to ensure you’re in the best health and can help you manage any conditions that arise as you age. To make an appointment, call Healthstone Primary today or book your visit online.
Preventive health is the central focus of wellness visits. During your initial visit, you’ll work with your provider at Healthstone Primary to create a customized disease prevention plan.
This process includes gathering all relevant information about your personal and family health history and understanding your risk for various diseases. Screenings for diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and cancer are part of the process, but you may need additional screening depending on your age and health history.
During subsequent visits, you’ll review your existing plan, discuss any changes that took place since your last visit, and adjust the plan as needed.
You can expect many of the same elements that occur during routine physicals. Your height, weight, heart and breathing function, and blood pressure are measured and documented in your personal health history.
Your hearing is also assessed, and your provider works to determine if you’re at high risk of falls. You’ll be asked about your daily routines and how well you can handle tasks like dressing, bathing, and other personal hygiene needs.
Screening for cognitive problems is also part of the process. This occurs naturally as you interact with your doctor, but if there are areas of concern, additional screenings might be necessary.
Perhaps the most valuable part of your wellness visit is the preventive counseling you receive. Your practitioner discusses lifestyle changes that can help you function at the highest possible level. You might even learn a new way to stay active or improve your diet.
Above all else, a wellness visit is a discussion about your health. The more information you provide, the better equipped your health team is to shape a disease-prevention plan that meets your exact needs.
Bring in a written list of all medications and supplements you’re taking. If you have questions or concerns, write them down to make sure everything gets covered during your visit. It can also be helpful to bring a close friend or loved one with you. Two sets of ears are always better than one.
If you or someone you love is overdue for a wellness visit, call the office today to make an appointment or book one online.