An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You might have heard this before. That statement embodies the purpose of an annual wellness exam, when you and your doctor take time to review your general health and implement a preventative plan to make sure you stay healthy. Many patients find yearly wellness exams in Atlanta beneficial because it helps them use proper screenings to aid in early diagnosis of any medical problem you may have and then get a jumpstart on a plan of treatment.
What You Need to Know
If you want to join the many people who take a proactive approach to their health by getting wellness exams in Atlanta, here’s what you need to do to prepare. Take with you to your appointment a complete list of any medications, vitamins and supplements you take and state when you take them. Also make a list of all the doctors, pharmacists, home health providers and non-traditional therapists you’ve seen through the past year, and note if you have had flu shots or other immunizations recently. Privacy laws prevent doctors from gaining this information about you without your permission, so it is best to provide it at the visit. Always keep your records handy and bring them with you to your appointment.
What to Expect During Your Annual
Wellness exams in Atlanta are performed by our team of physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners. They’ll detail your health history, including:
- Health risk assessment
- Wellness schedule
- Advance directives
- Personal health record
- Family health history
Wellness exams in Atlanta usually entail taking your weight, height, pulse and blood pressure. We will also ask questions that help us assess your risk for future illnesses.
When we’ve completed your health risk assessment, the doctor may recommend various screenings or tests related to your results. Southside Medical Center can perform these screenings according to your schedule.
About Southside Medical Center
Southside Medical Center is a leader in wellness exams in Atlanta, providing affordable healthcare and medical screenings to treat current illness and prevent future medical conditions. Southside Medical Center works to:
- Prevent future illness with early detection
- Identify risk factors and inform the patient
- Detect diseases (with no symptoms) unknown to the patient
- Counsel people to promote healthier behavior
- Update clinical records on the patient
- Enhance the communication between you and your physician