Wellness Exam Q & A
What is a wellness exam?
A wellness exam is a comprehensive health check that assesses your overall well-being and looks for signs of any health problems that might not be causing symptoms, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
Many conditions display few if any symptoms until they have already caused irreversible tissue damage, so screening for these conditions is a vital way to protect yourself from life-changing and life-threatening illnesses.
What happens during a wellness exam?
When you attend a wellness exam at Canyons Medical Center, the team begins by reviewing your medical history, family history, surgical history and having a discussion with you about any symptoms and current health concerns, and about how well you’re managing any existing conditions.
The next stage is a physical examination, where your vital signs, including heart rate, breathing rate, temperature, and blood pressure will again be measured and recorded.
A full physical exam will be performed. Prior to this the nursing staff have performed an EKG on the heart, pulmonary function testing on the lungs, aortic aneurysm testing on the abdomen, peripheral circulation testing on the extremities, hearing and vision testing, basal metabolic rates as well as complete urine and laboratory testing for discussion when you see Dr. Cobble for your exam.
A wellness exam at Canyons Medical Center is particularly thorough and includes advanced screenings for:
- Heart health
- Bone health
- Metabolic health
- Weight management
- Emotional well-being
- Nutrition and fitness
What tests do I need to take during a wellness exam?
You have routine blood and urine tests when you visit Canyons Medical Center for your wellness exam to check for any infections, deficiencies, or other indicators of health problems and to measure your blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Also, you have an electrocardiogram (EKG) test to record your heart function, an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening to check your heart health, and an ankle-brachial index (ABI) test to see how well your blood is flowing around your body.
A wellness exam also includes pulmonary function tests (PFTs) to check how well your lungs are working. You have sight and hearing tests, and a body composition analysis to measure the ratio of fat to lean tissue in your body. Dr. Cobble also works with you to create a personal wellness plan to keep you in good health.
If you haven’t had a wellness exam for a while, don’t put it off any longer. It could save your life and is definitely going to improve your health. Call Canyons Medical Center today to schedule your wellness exam, or book an appointment online.
Wellness exams are an essential part of caring for your health, focusing on prevention but also identifying early signs of disease before it causes irreversible harm. If you haven’t had a comprehensive checkup for a while, contact Canyons Medical Center today to arrange your wellness exam, or book an appointment online.