Wellness Exam Specialist

Grand Lake Healthcare

Family Practice located in Grove, OK

Getting annual checkups to screen for a variety of health concerns is one of the most important parts of preventive care. That’s why Joseph Gelinas, ARPN-CNP, and the providers at Grand Lake Healthcare offer comprehensive wellness exams to keep you fit and healthy. Located in Grove, Oklahoma, the team of providers discusses your medical history with you, performs tests to check for health problems, and makes recommendations — such as suggesting diet and exercise plans — that can help keep you in the best possible overall health. To set up your next wellness exam, call Grand Lake Healthcare or use the online booking tool today.

Wellness Exam Q & A

What is a wellness exam?

Wellness exams are regularly scheduled visits with your provider at Grand Lake Healthcare to screen you for health problems and make sure you’re in good overall health. They’re routine checkups and are a key part of your preventive care.

The point of wellness exams is to catch signs of health problems early on or even before they develop, and to pinpoint areas of improvement such as lifestyle habits or dietary choices you can reform.

What happens during a wellness exam?

You have your own unique health needs that evolve as you age and your lifestyle habits change. Because of this, every wellness exam is a little bit different and depends on factors such as your gender, age, and medical history.

Typically all wellness exams, regardless of how old you are, will include certain staples, such as:

  • Recording your height and weight
  • Checking blood pressure
  • A full body scan for problematic moles or skin lesions
  • Evaluating your heart and lungs
  • Checking your hearing and eyesight
  • Assessing any chronic conditions

Wellness exams often also include questions about your medical history and your family’s medical history. You may need to start a certain type of health screening at an earlier age than most because of a family history of the disease, or due to other potential risk factors.

How often should I be coming in for a wellness exam?

The team at Grand Lake Healthcare recommends trying to come in for annual wellness exams. However, your provider may recommend more or less frequent visits, depending on your overall health, any underlying conditions you may have, or your age.

Why is coming in for wellness exams regularly important?

Maintaining regular wellness exams is critical for everyone, no matter how good your overall health may seem. Many health conditions can arise without clear-cut symptoms. Regular wellness exams and the accompanying screenings can detect serious health problems early in their progression when they’re much easier to treat.

Annual wellness exams are especially important if you’re older. If you’re a Medicare patient, Original Medicaid generally covers 100% of annual wellness visits.

If it’s time for you to schedule your next wellness exam at Grand Lake Healthcare, call the office today or use the online booking tool.