Annual wellness exams are the best way to prevent chronic diseases, maintain optimal vitality, and stay healthy throughout your lifetime. Yaminah Matthews, APRN, FNP-C, at Trinity Salem Family Health Clinic in Waxahachie, Texas, provides comprehensive health care during wellness exams, including a complete physical exam, health screenings, and searching for signs of problems when it’s early enough to prevent them. To schedule your annual wellness exam, use the online booking feature or call the office today.
Annual wellness exams focus on maintaining optimal health and wellness throughout your lifetime. When you get annual exams, Yaminah can detect early signs of health problems and chronic diseases. Catching problems early gives you the chance to prevent the condition.
Without annual wellness check-ups, you won’t know you have a health problem until the disease takes hold. Chronic health conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes sneak up on you because they don’t cause symptoms until they reach an advanced stage.
At that stage, they can’t be cured. Instead, you need ongoing chronic disease management to keep the condition from progressing and causing life-threatening problems.
Your annual wellness exam includes assessing your vitals — height, weight, body mass index (BMI), hearing, vision, blood pressure, and heart rate — and performing a complete physical exam. You may also need routine lab tests, including blood work and a urinalysis.
Yaminah takes time to learn about any medical or mental health issues you may face. You also have the opportunity to discuss your concerns. Your annual wellness exam is the time to get the help you need, whether you want to stop smoking, reduce stress, or lose weight.
You can receive a wide range of services during your annual wellness exam, such as:
You can also get immunizations, including flu shots and vaccinations, to prevent pneumonia and contagious diseases.
Health screenings find signs of diseases and health conditions before you experience symptoms. The screenings you need depend on your age and risk factors.
Your annual wellness exam may include screenings for:
If you smoke or quit smoking within the last 15 years, Yaminah may also recommend a CT scan to screen for lung cancer.
Annual wellness exams promote a healthy lifestyle and optimal wellness. If it’s time for your annual check-up, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.