Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine
Pediatrician & Internal Medicine Physician serving Germantown, TN, and the greater Memphis area
Wellness visits offer the health support you need to improve or maintain great health at any age. At Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC in Germantown, Tennessee, expert family physicians provide wellness visits on a yearly basis for all patients. To schedule a wellness visit for yourself or a family member, call Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC or book online today.
Wellness Visits Q&A
What are wellness visits?
Wellness visits, which you might call checkups, are visits to your physician that examine your overall health. You should come in for wellness visits even if you’re perfectly healthy and avoid risky behaviors because a wellness visit can detect signs of disease or health complications very early in their development.
During your wellness visits at Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC, the team goes over your health history and your family’s health history. They also ask for updates on your personal habits and wellness. They use the information from this initial discussion to tailor your visit to your personal health needs.
Each wellness visit includes a physical examination as well as other tests and services that give your providers a more detailed view of your health. With regular wellness visits over time, you can examine trends in your health and become more in tune with what your body and mind need to stay well.
What does a wellness visit include?
Wellness visits have multiple parts. The main component is a physical exam, which includes multiple steps of testing and checking various body parts and symptoms. Then, you might move on to more in-depth and personalized tests toward the end of your visit.
Generally, at a wellness visit, you can expect:
- Height and weight measurements
- Vitals measurements, including heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure
- A visual exam
- Ear, nose, and throat exam
- Skin exam
- Reflex check
- Immunization updates
- Relevant screening tests
- Discussion of your lifestyle and habits
Finally, once the examinations and testing are complete, Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC provides you with an individualized health plan to follow. It might include diet changes, more exercise, skincare, smoking cessation, and other practices.
How often should I come in for wellness visits?
Most experts agree that most people should come in for wellness visits about once a year. This allows your providers to keep up with the changes in your life and offer the health support you need through all of life’s phases. They examine you for signs of disease that you might not notice on your own.
If you have particularly high health risks for any reason, your providers might adjust your wellness plan to include more frequent visits than just an annual exam.
Don’t skip your next wellness visit. Schedule over the phone or online at Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC today.
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