Seby Medical Center
Family Medicine & Cardiology located in Roseland, Chicago, IL & Downers Grove, IL
An annual wellness exam ensures every member of the family achieves optimal health throughout their lifetime. Sebastian Joseph, MD, and Amit Vyas, MD, of Seby Medical Center in the Roseland area of Chicago, Illinois, offer quality annual wellness exams for patients of all ages. To schedule your yearly physical, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Annual Wellness Exam Q & A
What is an annual wellness exam?
This exam is a yearly physical assessment that helps protect your health throughout your lifetime. Starting at age four, every family member should get a yearly wellness exam, which your provider tailors to their gender and age.
Drs. Joseph and Vyas use your annual wellness exam to:
- Evaluate your risk factors for common diseases
- Assess you for signs of new disease or progression of chronic illness
- Update your vaccinations
- Screen you for high-risk conditions, including heart disease and cancers
- Educate you on relevant health topics
- Encourage healthy habits
- Build relationship and trust between you and your health care team
Your annual wellness exam is one way that you can work toward a life-long commitment to your optimal health. Your provider uses your yearly visit to get a baseline picture of your health and offer customized treatment when you have an acute or chronic illness.
What happens during an annual wellness exam?
During your annual wellness visit, the team at Seby Medical Center collects valuable health information, including your:
- Vital signs, like blood pressure and heart rate
- Height and weight
- Laboratory tests, if needed
- Heart rhythm
- Health history
- Updated medication record
Dr. Vyas or Dr. Joseph also do a physical assessment to look for signs of disease or symptoms of worsening chronic illness. Annual wellness exams offer an opportunity for early detection of many conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, thyroid disease, and kidney disease.
What happens after an annual wellness exam?
After your annual wellness exam, your provider may recommend changes to your treatment or health maintenance plan.
Your plan of care may include:
- Changes in medications
- Orders for further testing
- Referrals to specialists
- Follow-up visits
- Lifestyle changes
- Smoking cessation
- Referrals to community resources
Your annual wellness exam allows your health care team to create a personalized preventive care plan and provide customized chronic disease management. Whether you are generally healthy or suffer from diabetes, arthritis, or other chronic illnesses, your annual wellness visit is essential to keeping you as healthy as possible.
To schedule your annual wellness visit, call the office or book an appointment online with Seby Medical Center today.
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