Annual wellness exams, also known as routine check-ups, are medical appointments that individuals schedule with their healthcare provider on a yearly basis to monitor their overall health and well-being. During an annual wellness exam at CardinaLight Health, our provider will conduct a physical exam, including measuring height, weight, blood pressure, and heart rate and will also ask questions about your medical history, lifestyle, and any current symptoms or concerns you may have.

Depending on the individual’s age, sex, and health status, our provider may also recommend certain screenings or tests, such as blood work to check for illnesses such as diabetes or high cholesterol, or cancer screenings such as mammograms or colonoscopies.

The purpose of an annual wellness exam is to identify any health concerns early on and to work with you or your family member to develop a plan to address any issues and maintain good health. It is also an opportunity for individuals to discuss any health-related questions or concerns they may have with their healthcare provider.

Having an annual wellness exam is important for several reasons:

  1. Early detection of health problems: Regular check-ups can help detect health problems early on before they become more serious and require more invasive treatments. This can include identifying risk factors for chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, or cancer.
  2. Prevention: Annual wellness exams are also an opportunity for healthcare providers to provide education and counseling on healthy behaviors and lifestyle changes that can help prevent health problems from developing in the first place.
  3. Monitoring chronic conditions: If you have a chronic health condition, such as diabetes or hypertension, regular check-ups can help your healthcare provider monitor your condition and adjust your treatment plan as needed to optimize your health outcomes.
  4. Building a relationship with your healthcare provider: By having regular check-ups, you can build a relationship with Sharon Larsen, DNP, APN, which can help ensure that you receive personalized care that takes into account your unique health needs and goals.

Overall, an annual wellness exam is an important part of maintaining good health and preventing serious health problems. It can help you stay informed about your health, catch potential health issues early, and work with CardinaLight Health to develop a plan for optimizing your health and well-being.

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