Annual Wellness Visits Specialist

Patrick County Family Practice

Family Physicians & Aesthetics Specialists located in Stuart, VA

Your annual wellness exam is the key to staying healthy, preventing disease, and living the longest life possible. The team at Patrick County Family Practice offers comprehensive health care at their office in Stuart, Virginia. They use their extensive experience to identify subtle signs of potential health problems, determine your risk for disease, and develop a customized plan that promotes wellness. If you have questions about your health or you’d like to schedule an annual wellness exam, call Patrick County Family Practice or use the online booking feature.

Annual Wellness Visits Q & A

How do annual wellness exams protect my health?

The goal of your annual wellness exam is to prevent health conditions by catching signs of problems at an early stage, long before you have symptoms and with enough time to stop the developing condition from worsening.

A wellness exam gives your doctor time to assess your overall health, evaluate your risk factors for chronic diseases, and run routine lab tests to be sure you don’t have signs of inflammation, high cholesterol, or diabetes.

The team at Patrick County Family Practice also have another important goal in mind when you come in for a wellness exam — they want to talk with you and hear about your concerns. Whether you’d like to lose weight or you have a nagging pain, no concern is too small or unimportant.

What services might I receive during my annual wellness exam?

During your wellness exam, the team at Patrick County Family Practice reviews your medical history, checks your weight, blood pressure, and heart rate, and performs a complete physical exam. Depending on your age, overall health, and the results of your exam, they may order lab work as well.

As family practitioners, they offer the full scope of services for patients of all ages. The services you receive depend on your individual needs. Here are a few examples of the health care services available at Patrick County Family Practice:

  • Well-child exam
  • Developmental screening
  • Women’s health care, including Pap tests and menopause care
  • Men’s health care, including testicular and prostate exams
  • Any necessary vaccinations
  • Diet and exercise counseling
  • Anxiety and depression screening and treatment

For the team at Patrick County Family Practice, an important part of promoting your wellness is working with you to prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease. If you have a chronic disease, you can count on the team’s ongoing support to keep it under control.

What type of health screening might I need?

Children are routinely screened for vision, hearing, growth, and development during their well-child exam. For adults, health screening recommendations are determined by your age and your risk for developing a specific disease.

The team at Patrick County Family Practice offer several types of screenings on-site. They also remind you when it’s time for health screenings they don’t provide.

Adults should receive health screening at the appropriate time for:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm

If it’s time for your annual wellness exam or you’re overdue, call Patrick County Family Practice or schedule an appointment online today.