WELLNESS EXAMS FOR MEN & WOMEN
Wellness exams are annual physical exams which promote health and wellness and may lead to early detection of health issues. During the annual physical exam your height, weight, blood pressure, and pulse are taken by the clinical staff. The physician will perform an exam from head to toes and evaluate vaccination status, discuss preventative health issues such as cancer screening, and recommend blood tests to evaluate for common health issues.
The main difference between a WELL MAN EXAM and a WELL WOMAN EXAM is the male exam has a prostate check while the female exam has a pelvic exam which usually includes a pap smear. As part of the annual physical, routine blood tests maybe taken which screen for diabetes, high cholesterol, and other problems. You maybe ask to come back for a follow up visit. The follow up visit may include a discussion on risk factors and prevention of health issues discovered during the exam, as well as information to promote a healthy lifestyle for you and your family.
The purpose of these visits is to screen for diseases, asses risk of future medical problems, encourage a healthy lifestyle, update vaccinations, and maintain a relationship with a doctor in case of an illness.