Why are wellness exams important?
AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Pikesville offers annual wellness exams to identify potential issues that can affect your long-term health.
The team of medical professionals recommends routine exams every year, which allow them to track and monitor your existing health and changes that occur as you get older. If you have a chronic illness, wellness exams are scheduled to check the success of your treatment and the progress of your disease.
Wellness exams are also a good time to get caught up on necessary vaccinations, including annual flu shots.
What can I expect during a wellness exam?
Each wellness visit at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Pikesville starts with a conversation about changes in your health since your last visit. Your doctor also performs a physical exam, assessing the health of your ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. Other parts of the exam may include:
If you have any new symptoms or an existing illness, your doctor can request additional diagnostic testing, including blood work, to get a better understanding of your needs.
To ensure you receive comprehensive preventive care, AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Pikesville also offers routine wellness services geared towards the unique needs of men and women.
What do women and men’s health exams include?
A health exam for women and men focusing on reproductive and sexual health is an important part of preventive care.
During a women’s health exam, your doctor performs a pelvic exam and a Pap smear, a screening test for cervical cancer. They can also determine how often you need a mammogram, a screening for breast cancer, based on your age and medical history. Other women’s health services include:
Men’s health exam
For men, the AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Pikesville team can diagnose and treat health conditions, including hormone imbalances and low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, and premature ejaculation. They also offer on-site screenings for STDs.
Both men and women can also receive an evaluation for mental health issues, including anxiety and depression. The team offers support and guidance for reducing stress and addressing other issues that can have an impact on your physical health.
If it’s been longer than a year since your checkup, schedule a wellness exam today by calling AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Pikesville or book an appointment online.