Prevention & Wellness
Wellness and prevention are at the core of primary care medicine. As primary care providers we believe that focusing on self care and wellness are the best ways of preventing illness. By utilizing annual wellness visits we can screen patients for illness and disease before they develop. We follow evidence based recommendations for cancer screening, chronic disease management and vaccinations. Our holistic practice style considers how our mental health affects our physical health, and we emphasize the importance of self care. Each of us is an individual with a different genetic makeup and family history, this means we need a wellness plan that considers how we are unique in addition to what we value. Our Providers take the time to listen to what makes each of us different.
Preventative Annual Exam* A preventive visit is a yearly appointment intended to prevent illnesses and detect health concerns early, before symptoms are noticeable. Preventive visits could be an annual physical, well-child exam, Medicare wellness exam or welcome to Medicare visit. Insurance companies are required to cover preventive care services at no cost to patients. During your appointment, you’ll review your overall health and well-being. Depending on your age, services may include:
- Complete physical exam
- Immunization review and update
- bone density testing
- Age-appropriate heart disease screenings (blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol tests)
- Cancer risk screenings (pelvic exam, Pap smear, prostate and colorectal screenings)
- Sexually-transmitted disease testing
- Evaluation for signs of depression
- Alcohol, depression, obesity and tobacco counseling
*Please be aware that a preventative exam appointment does not include the treatment of acute concerns, medication management, referrals, or any type of service that does not fall under preventative care. There may be an additional office visit charge if non-preventative concerns are addressed during the preventative visit.