Checking in on your health with an annual well-adult visit is a critical part of preventive health care. The team of board-certified internal medicine and pediatric specialists at Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC, in Franklin and Brentwood, Tennessee, provides comprehensive well-adult visits to help you improve and protect your health. If you’re due for your annual well-adult visit, call Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC, or schedule your appointment online today.
You should have a well-adult visit every year. These appointments are great opportunities for you to talk to your doctor about your health and wellness. You can also have the necessary health screenings and blood tests that allow your doctor to diagnose and treat disease in its earliest stages.
The team of board-certified internal medicine specialists at Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC, is committed to helping you improve and protect your health at every age.
For adults, the primary benefits of well-adult visits are the health screenings that either confirm that you’re healthy or reveal health conditions in their early stages. Many health conditions are asymptomatic — they don’t cause symptoms — in their early stages.
For example, around half of the estimated 75 million American adults who have high blood pressure don’t know they’re at risk of heart attack, stroke, and other potentially catastrophic health problems.
However, at your annual well-adult visit, your provider checks your blood pressure and keeps a record of your readings. If your blood pressure shows an upward trend, your physician can help you lower your blood pressure before it puts your health at risk.
Additionally, your well-adult visit is your chance to get personalized, expert health advice. No matter your concern, the providers at Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC, can assess your health and provide treatments to help you lead a healthy, active, and fulfilling life.
Your well-adult visit begins with a member of the clinical team who will check your weight and blood pressure. Then you meet with your doctor and review your medical history. This is a great time to mention any concerns you have about any aspect of your health and wellness.
Then your doctor performs a physical exam. They listen to your lungs and heart and look into your mouth, eyes, and ears. Your doctor feels your abdomen for signs of swelling in your liver and other abnormalities. If you need any specialist health screenings like Pap smears, mammograms, or prostate tests, your doctor can either perform the testing or provide a referral. They can also give you any necessary immunizations or boosters.
If you’re due for your annual well-adult visit, call Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC, or schedule your appointment online today.