Annual Wellness Exam

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Health Atlast

Integrative Medicine located in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Long Beach, Fountain Valley & Costa Mesa, CA

The skilled medical providers at Health Atlast believe it’s better to stay well than to get well. That’s why they offer annual wellness exams at five clinics in West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Long Beach, and Fountain Valley, California. To schedule your wellness exam, call or book an appointment online today.

Annual Wellness Exam Q & A

What is an Annual Wellness Exam?

An annual wellness exam is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy, vibrant life. These routine exams are an opportunity to detect early signs of medical conditions, like diabetes, before they cause serious problems.

Yearly physical exams also help to establish a strong relationship with your provider at Health Atlast. The more you know and trust your provider, the better they can care for you.

Why Should I Get Annual Wellness Exams?

Just as you take your car to the shop for routine maintenance to prevent a breakdown, it’s important to schedule annual wellness exams to protect and maintain your health. Even if you don’t feel sick, your Health Atlast provider may be able to catch the early signs of a problem and ultimately save your life.

Many serious health conditions, like cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes, don’t cause symptoms in their early stages. But these conditions are easily detected with simple screening tests. Early detection and treatment can reverse many of these conditions and prevent serious complications of others.

What Happens During an Annual Wellness Exam?

Your Health Atlast provider tailors your wellness exam to your particular needs. They begin by carefully reviewing your medical history and listening to any symptoms or concerns you may have. This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions about your health.

Then, they perform a physical exam and check your vitals, including your heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate. During the physical exam, they visually inspect your appearance to check for signs of potential health issues. They also listen to your heart and lungs with a stethoscope and use other instruments to check your ears, nose, and throat.

Depending on your personal risk factors, like a family history of diabetes or heart disease, they may take additional screening tests. These may include blood tests to check your cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

If they discover anything unusual during the exam, your Health Atlast provider may recommend additional testing.

Most insurance companies completely cover an annual wellness exam to encourage prevention. Call Health Atlast or book an appointment online to schedule your wellness exam today.