The biggest key to keeping on top of your health is to act proactively. Annual checkups not only give your healthcare provider a rounded view of your overall health, but can help prevent health issues from arising, or catch them when they’re in the early and more treatable stages.
Advanced Family Medicine is pleased to offer a range of preventative health services to help you stay the healthiest version of you as long as possible.
- Wellness Visit – A wellness visit is your yearly appointment, your chance to touch base with your doctor and healthcare team. Typically, this involves a basic physical and lab work. The goal of a wellness visit is just to keep on top of your health, identify anything that might be a problem down the line, and establish or maintain action plans for any current health issue. It should be noted that some programs like Medicare require an annual wellness exam, so you might double check to see if your health plan has wellness visits down as mandatory.
- Vaccinations – Keeping up to date on vaccines not only helps you remain healthy, but others as well.
- Well Woman Visits – A Well Woman visit centers around a woman’s body and reproductive health. These visits may include gynecological exams, pelvic exams, Pap tests, breast exams, and mammograms. These exams are important for every woman as they grow older, and are sometimes necessary for younger women who have a family history of diseases like breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and others.
- Sports Physicals – A sports physical focuses solely on athletes and their health history as it relates to sports. It’s important to note that these physicals do not take the place of a regular annual checkup.
Advanced Family Medicine is passionate about keeping you healthy. If you have any questions about what preventative health measures make the most sense for you, drop by, give us a call, or send an email and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.