You should make wellness visits with your primary care physician a priority because they support long-term good health. At Babcock Health and Wellness Clinic in San Antonio, Texas, Ezara Gutierrez, DO, and Melissa Hernandez, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, provide preventive care and screenings as well as monitor any chronic conditions you may have. Call today to set up your wellness visit or use the online tool to book an appointment.
A wellness visit checks on your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The team at Babcock Health and Wellness Clinic makes every effort to keep your wellness visit comfortable and helpful to your long-term health.
Your wellness visit includes a review of your personal and family medical history. Your provider checks in with any symptoms you may be experiencing or any changes in your health. A technician takes your vitals, including height, weight, blood pressure, body temperature, and oxygen saturation.
Your provider checks your heart and lungs and examines your neck, throat, and abdomen. They check your reflexes, muscle strength, and balance.
You may be sent for a blood test to evaluate cholesterol and/or blood sugar levels. You may also be asked to provide a urine sample to check for infection.
A wellness visit also includes questions about your lifestyle, including alcohol and tobacco use, physical activity, and diet. Your provider also asks about your general mental health and whether you feel safe at home.
You may also receive recommendations about age-appropriate screenings for major diseases. This may include mammograms, colonoscopies, or other important tests. The team can help you schedule these screenings too.
Wellness visits give the team at Babcock Health and Wellness Clinic a good idea of your overall physical and mental health. When you come in annually for these visits, the team can detect small changes in your health so they can be treated early to prevent potential complications.
Regular wellness visits also help promote a healthy lifestyle, which greatly decreases your chances of developing devastating chronic disease.
If you have any unusual findings in health screenings, the team at Babcock Health and Wellness Clinic provides you with the next steps in evaluation and treatment. If you have findings that require specialized care, your provider can refer you to an appropriate, trusted provider.
If your provider gives you lifestyle recommendations, such as making healthy changes in your diet or increasing physical activity, the friendly staff can help with tips and strategies. Always feel free to reach out with questions about how to best care for you and your family.
Schedule your wellness visit at Babcock Health and Wellness Clinic today. Call the office or use this website to make an appointment.