Wellness Exam Specialist

The Medical Place Family Practice

Family Medicine located in West Columbia, SC

When everyone’s feeling fine, it’s tempting to delay those routine checkups, but regular wellness exams are essential for preventing sick visits in the future. You can schedule checkups for the whole family by contacting The Medical Place Family Practice in West Columbia, South Carolina. Family medicine specialist Dr. Tasha M. Boone can conduct all of your family’s wellness exams under the same roof. Call or book your appointments online today.

Wellness Exam Q & A

What is a wellness exam?

A wellness exam, also called a routine checkup or physical, involves a comprehensive evaluation of your overall health. In contrast to a problem visit, which the physician uses to discuss and diagnose a particular health issue, the primary goal of a wellness exam is prevention.

Medical experts recommend routine exams at specified intervals, depending on your age and condition. While some people should receive an annual checkup, some age groups or high-risk groups require more frequent visits, and healthy adults may require less frequent exams.

What happens during a wellness exam?

The exact procedures depend on your age, gender, existing conditions, and lifestyle habits, but most wellness exams include a thorough check of the following:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Blood pressure and pulse
  • Breathing rate and lung health
  • Body temperature
  • Heart
  • Abdomen
  • Thyroid glands and lymph nodes
  • Throat
  • Eyes and ears

Your exam also includes a skin check for any suspicious moles or lesions, and in some cases, Dr. Boone may recommend routine tests such as a blood count or a urinalysis.

Depending on your age, Dr. Boone may also request additional screenings, and she always monitors any existing chronic conditions. She also updates your family health history and answers any questions you might have.

After evaluating your overall health, Dr. Boone might discuss your lifestyle habits, offering suggestions for improvement in areas such as diet, exercise, substance use, or safe sex practices.

What kind of exams does a family medicine specialist provide?

Some employers and other organizations require specific wellness exams. Depending on your needs, Dr. Boone offers the following comprehensive physical exams:

  • Gynecological
  • Well child
  • Adolescent
  • Pre-college
  • Sports physical
  • Pre-employment physical/drug screen
  • Medicare physical
  • Annual preventive checkup

Dr. Boone can also conduct exams to screen for chronic medical conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

*Dr. Boone does not provide Department of Transportation exams.

What are the benefits of a wellness exam?

A routine checkup can help you stay healthy and prevent future illness. The wellness exam enables Dr. Boone to identify bad health habits or conditions that might lead to illness or chronic disease.

With regular visits, Dr. Boone can better maintain a positive relationship with you, and she can track your health over an extended period. Your exam also gives you the opportunity to bring up any concerns you might have.

Let Dr. Boone take charge of your family’s wellness exams. Call The Medical Place Family Practice or book your appointments online today.