Summit Primary Care
Family Medicine located in Denver, CO, Colorado Springs, CO, Pueblo, CO & La Junta, CO
Avoiding sickness in the first place is far better than going through the misery of being unwell. That's why Summit Primary Care provides extensive preventive medicine services for patients, including annual wellness exams. At their locations in Denver, Colorado Springs, La Junta, and Pueblo, Colorado, the team performs personalized yearly wellness exams that identify diseases in their earliest stage and keep you fit and well. Call Summit Primary Care to find out more or book an appointment online today.
Annual Wellness Exams Q & A
What is an annual wellness exam?
Annual wellness exams are one of the preventive medicine tools the Summit Primary Care team uses to keep their patients healthy.
Your annual wellness exam focuses on reviewing your medical history, advising you on ways to improve your health, and managing any existing illnesses.
At your consultation, you and your provider discuss your general well-being, and you undergo tests to determine your overall health. After reviewing the results in detail, your provider works with you to create an action plan for the next year to support and improve your health.
Why should I have an annual wellness exam?
Having an annual wellness exam is important as it helps you avoid ill health and the pain, misery, lost time, and expense that sickness can cause.
You might be managing a chronic illness, be at risk for certain diseases due to your family history, or you might think you're in perfect health. Whatever your situation, there's always room for improvement. An annual wellness exam identifies and addresses your unique needs so you can live life to the full.
Summit Primary Care's wellness program is a comprehensive approach to identifying health improvement opportunities specifically for your needs. Taking full advantage of these opportunities increases your overall physical and mental well-being.
What does an annual wellness exam include?
Summit Primary Care operates a wellness program where the annual wellness exam is integral. The program assesses multiple aspects of your health, including:
- Heart health
- Diabetic risk
- Respiratory health
- Bone health
- Quality of sleep
- Nutrition and fitness
- Vision and hearing
- Emotional well-being
- Sexual health
- Weight management
Your annual wellness exam can also include advanced care planning for your later years as well as immunizations, screenings, and other forms of preventive medicine.
What happens at my annual wellness exam?
Your annual wellness exam is like a routine checkup, so your provider performs a physical examination and checks your breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, and temperature.
You might also need to provide blood and urine samples for testing. These can identify infections and nutritional deficiencies, as well as measure your blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
You can discuss issues or concerns with your provider at your annual wellness exam. They can also arrange any further procedures you may need, such as diagnostic imaging.
To book your annual wellness exam, call Summit Primary Care or schedule an appointment online today.