Routine wellness visits are one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect your health and well-being. At Leonida Family Practice in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, board-certified family medicine physician Efren B. Leonida, MD, Jennifer Leonida, CRNP, and the team offer wellness visits to people of all ages. Whether you recently moved to the area and need to find a doctor, or it’s simply been a few years since your last check-up, the team can help. Call Leonida Family Practice to schedule a wellness visit or book one online today.

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What are wellness visits?

A wellness visit is a routine check-up that assesses your physical and mental health. It’s important to schedule a wellness visit annually, even if you feel healthy. Physical exams, lab tests, and preventive screenings can alert you to underlying health problems and improve your quality of life.

What services do wellness visits provide?

At Leonida Family Practice, the team tailors wellness visits to each patient’s needs. Even so, most visits include the following:

Physical exam

Your Leonida Family Practice provider completes a physical exam, assessing your hearing, vision, reflexes, and balance. They also examine your head and neck, abdomen, and lungs and quiz you about your lifestyle, including how often you exercise and if you smoke or drink.

Lab testing

Your provider orders a series of lab tests, including blood work and urinalysis. These tests analyze your bodily fluids to gain insights into your health. Lab testing can identify health problems like high cholesterol, diabetes, and vitamin deficiencies.

Immunizations

Immunizations (or vaccines) teach your immune system to defend your body from harmful invaders, like viruses or bacteria. Vaccines don’t guarantee you won’t get sick, but they can reduce the risk of potentially severe outcomes, like hospitalization.

Medication review

If you take prescription medication, vitamins, or supplements, your provider may review them and adjust your dosages. They can also recommend alternative medication if you’re experiencing uncomfortable side effects.

Sex-specific screenings

Sex-specific screenings, like prostate exams and Pap smears, try to catch diseases like prostate cancer and cervical cancer early on, when they respond best to treatment. The team at Leonida Family Practice can recommend screenings that align with your age, health history, and needs.

Referrals to specialists

The team at Leonida Family Practice treats most acute and chronic health problems, but if you require more individualized care, they can refer you to specialists in the area.

What should I bring to a wellness visit?

The Leonida Family Practice team recommends bringing the following information to your first wellness visit:

  • Health insurance card
  • Results from any recent medical tests
  • Questions or concerns about your health
  • List of the medications and supplements you take

If you have an implantable medical device, like a pacemaker, make sure to bring that information as well.

Call Leonida Family Practice to request a wellness exam or use the online booking feature today.