Westmed Family Healthcare
Family Physicians located in Westminster, CO
Annual wellness visits and regular checkups with your trusted medical provider are an integral part of staying healthy. Westmed Family Healthcare in Westminster, Colorado, offers a variety of physical exams and provides in-depth consultations and individualized preventive care for the whole family. From school physicals to checkups, the compassionate physicians at Westmed Family Healthcare prioritize keeping patients well. Schedule a checkup online or call the office today.
Annual Wellness Visits Q & A
What is an annual wellness visit?
An annual wellness visit refers to an umbrella of different annual checkups and physical exams, often used as an effective method to evaluate your health and risks.
The type of annual wellness visit you may need will depend on a number of factors, such as your age, sex, medical and family history, and health concerns. A general physical exam is recommended for adults at least once a year to allow your provider to develop a picture of your overall health.
What can I expect during my annual wellness visit?
Most annual wellness visits begin with a consultation and a discussion of your medical and social history, your concerns, and a review of your medications.
Your provider may conduct other tests and exams, such as:
- Blood pressure
- Blood sugar levels
- Complexion and skin health
- Certain risk factors for chronic diseases, such as gene mutations
Depending on your type of wellness visit, your physician may perform a physical exam and examine your breathing, reflexes, heart, and skin for abnormalities.
The providers at Westmed Family Healthcare have an on-site laboratory for convenient and efficient labwork. In many cases, results can be obtained the same day.
After an evaluation, physical exam, and any necessary testing, the final part of your annual wellness visit may include a plan to treat any newly diagnosed or existing medical condition.
What are the benefits of an annual wellness visit?
Annual wellness visits provide an array of benefits, including:
- Assistance in making decisions regarding your health
- A clear explanation of the current status of your health
- Exam and test results that create a helpful timeline of your health
- The help and medical support of a trusted provider you’re familiar with
- Valuable information regarding a healthy lifestyle
Even if you’re healthy, your annual wellness visit is an important part of your preventive care and allows you to assess and lower your risks of disease. A physical exam will allow your doctor to detect abnormalities — a breast lump during a breast exam or a heart murmur during a general physical — for example.
For more information on annual wellness visits, call Westmed Family Healthcare or schedule an appointment online today.