Wellness Exam

Family Practice, PA

Internal Medicine located in Hitchcock, TX

When it comes to good health, prevention is the key. An annual wellness exam can help you stay on top of your health. The team at Family Practice, PA, in Hitchcock, Texas, take wellness very seriously and offer comprehensive annual examinations to their patients to track trends and meet your personal health needs. If you’re in need of a wellness exam, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Wellness Exam Q & A

What is a wellness exam?

A wellness exam is a comprehensive evaluation of your body and health. It helps our team develop a plan for your health needs, whether it’s to work on prevention or manage illnesses discovered during the exam.

Our staff can evaluate your health by asking questions about your medical history and by performing a physical examination.

The physical examination includes:

  • Measurements of height and weight
  • Check of blood pressure, temperature, and heart rate
  • Reflex tests
  • Listening to your heart and lungs
  • Palpating your body to feel the internal organs.

If you have any specific concerns about your health, the wellness exam is a good time to bring them up. Then, if needed, our team can request additional tests or make a referral.

As family practice physicians, our doctors are trained to manage patients of all ages and offers wellness examinations for children, women, men, and seniors.

The clinic also offers physicals for specific needs, including sports and work

What are the benefits of an annual wellness exam?

The annual wellness exam helps you stay healthy. Even though you may not feel any changes happening to your body, keeping tabs on your health parameters helps our team monitor trends and provide the appropriate treatment.

The annual visit is also a good time to go over preventive measures to help you stay healthy, such as diet, smoking cessation, and the importance of regular exercise.

The practice offers on-site lab work, so there’s no need to go to another facility for your annual blood work.

What is the difference between a wellness visit and a sick visit?

As a practice that focuses on the whole body, the team at Family Practice, PA, can take care of all your health needs, whether you’re well or sick. The wellness visit helps establish care and sets the tone for the year. But if you’re struggling with one issue, our team can help. The clinic is not only designed to manage your overall health but also urgent-care needs.

Sick visits include management of a nagging cough or prolonged fever, as well as long-term treatment plans for chronic illnesses such as diabetes.

If you’re in need of your annual wellness exam, call the office or book an appointment online.