Wellness evaluations are of form of preventive medicine. The goal of a wellness exam is to not only monitor your current health status, but to prevent future illnesses from occurring. This is accomplished with consultations, physical exams, health screenings, and regular immunizations.
A typical wellness exam begins with a consultation, where your doctor will discuss your medical history. This could also include a discussion on your family's medical history in order to diagnose potential genetic illnesses. The consultation is a good time for you to ask any questions or concerns you may have about your health.
The next step of a wellness evaluation is a physical exam. Some of the monitoring and tests your doctor may perform include:
There are a number of recommended wellness screenings that should be performed depending on your age and gender. Some of the tests for women include:
Recommended tests for men include: