Wellness visits are annual exams to check on your health and help you prevent serious illnesses. At Main Street Medical Clinic, board-certified internal medicine physician Abbas Jafri, MD, FACP, and the skilled team offer wellness visits for patients starting at age 16 in two offices in Huntsville and Spring, Texas. The practice has all the necessary testing equipment in their offices to make it easy for you to manage your health. Schedule an appointment by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking tool today.
Wellness visits are one of the best ways to prevent disease and stay healthy. During your wellness appointments, the Main Street Medical Clinic team provides a wide range of preventive care to reduce your risk of chronic disease. They also monitor your medical conditions and help you with any current health needs.
Wellness visits include several services the team tailors to your particular needs. As part of your visit, they often perform the following:
Health history review
The team reviews your health history so they can make a note of any issues or new problems during your wellness visit.
You may need lab tests to check kidney and liver function, cholesterol and thyroid levels, and other important health metrics. Lab tests involve a blood draw or urinalysis in the office.
Your wellness visit includes testing and screening services based on your age, gender, and condition. Some common tests include:
Heart disease screening
Bone density test
You may also need other exams, such as abdominal ultrasound screenings, if you’re at risk of appendicitis or abdominal cancer.
If you’re due for any vaccinations, you’ll usually receive those during your wellness visits. Everyone needs annual flu vaccinations, and you may also need other vaccinations to prevent shingles, pneumonia, or other diseases based on your age and health.
If your wellness visit determines you’re at risk of a chronic condition, such as diabetes or heart disease, the team can help you start making health changes. Some common examples include weight loss and smoking cessation.
Your wellness visit may include a brief discussion of your chronic medical conditions. However, the primary focus is on preventing new problems and improving your health. You’ll need customized chronic disease management alongside annual wellness visits if you have an ongoing condition.
How often should I have wellness visits?
The Main Street Medical Clinic team recommends having wellness visits once a year. But it’s never too early to start. The practice welcomes patients aged 16 and older. Starting your annual wellness visits as early as possible gives you a clear understanding of your health needs and risks as you age.
Wellness visits are particularly important for aging and geriatric patients because they have a higher risk of many chronic diseases.
Main Street Medical Clinic can help you live longer and healthier through wellness visits. Schedule an appointment by calling the nearest office or booking online today.