Scheduling regular wellness visits is the best way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. When you are proactive about your health, it is easier to stay healthy, as well as catch any potential health issues early on. Here are some of the things that you can expect when you schedule a wellness visit with Xpress Wellness!
Your wellness visit will include a brief but thorough physical exam, including checks in the following key areas:
- Blood Pressure Check: We’ll take a blood pressure reading to make sure you fall within healthy levels. Typically, when your reading is 120 over 80 or lower, you are in a healthy blood pressure window.
- Heart Rate Check: Your wellness provider will monitor your heart rate, again making sure that your heart rate falls within safe parameters. Most people have a resting heart rate between 60 and 100 beats per minute.
- Respiration Check: Your rate of breathing will be monitored by our wellness provider, making sure that your breaths per minute fall within a normal range. This is vital in making sure your heart and lungs are functioning normally.
- Temperature Check: We will measure your internal temperature, making sure that you maintain a healthy level around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
Health History Interview
Your doctor will ask you a few general questions about your health history to help determine if there are any specific issues to address or be aware of. This is a great time to mention any health concerns you may have, and bring them to your doctor’s attention. You’ll also be asked about your lifestyle choices, such as if you are a tobacco user, consume alcohol, if you are sexually active, and what your diet and exercise habits are like.
The physical exam portion of your wellness check includes health checks for the following parts of the body:
A routine check for heart rate, and to determine irregular heartbeat, heart murmurs, or any other indicators of heart health issues.
Head & Neck Exam
A brief examination of the throat, ears, nose, and mouth can give quick and easy insight into your overall health. This is where you stick out your tongue and say “ah!”
Examination of the abdomen can include the use of a stethoscope to listen to bowel sounds, as well as tapping the abdomen to check for liver distress or abdominal fluid.
This part of the exam typically includes a reflexes test or other tests to determine the state of muscle strength, balance, and mental health.
Gender-Specific Health Exams
Your doctor may need to examine you for sexual health. For male patients, this can include a testicular examination, hernia exam, and a prostate exam. For female patients, exams may include a breast exam and a pelvic exam.
Health for the Whole Family
The goal of having regular wellness checks is to maintain the overall health of you and your entire family through individualized preventative care and helpful, in-depth consultations with a medical professional. We encourage you to schedule regular wellness checks with Xpress Wellness near you today! We love helping people and their families stay happy and healthy.