Identifying potentially harmful medical conditions early is the best way to ensure a successful recovery. At Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic in New Albany, Mississippi, the team of skilled physicians offer routine adult wellness exams to monitor your overall health and ensure your body is functioning optimally. Learn more about adult wellness exams today by calling the New Albany office or by using the easy online booking feature.
Adult wellness exams give your Internal Medical & Pediatric Clinic physician the opportunity to evaluate your health once a year and identify potential medical issues early.
These appointments are the ideal time to discuss any questions, concerns, or changes in your health directly with your physician.
Annual exams also allow your physician a chance to review any existing treatments, such as prescription medications, you are using to manage a chronic health condition.
During your initial wellness appointment, you and your physician discuss any changes you have experienced since your last exam. Your physician also reviews your medical history and family history to determine if additional health screenings are necessary.
Following your discussion, you can expect a full physical examination, where your physician checks your eyes, nose, throat, heart, and lungs for abnormalities. They also feel your abdomen and inspect your skin for areas of tenderness or pain.
If you have a family history of certain conditions, such as diabetes or high cholesterol, your physician may perform additional preventive screenings during your appointment.
You may require additional health screenings to help identify medical conditions that run in your family or those you’re otherwise considered at risk to develop. These screenings include:
You may also need to undergo screenings to check for conditions associated with aging, such as osteoporosis and hormone imbalances.
Many of the screenings can be completed on-site, including bloodwork and X-rays. Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic offers an in-house laboratory to ensure you receive fast, accurate results during your visit.
As part of your wellness exam, your physician reviews your immunization history and may recommend shots if you’re behind schedule. Common adult immunizations include protection against:
Your physician may also recommend the annual flu shot to prevent serious medical complications that can result from the seasonal influenza virus.
Schedule your adult wellness exam online or by calling the New Albany office today.