An annual well visit, also known as a physical exam, is a routine health review performed by your family doctor. It’s important the whole family attends one each year, even children, to monitor their health. Kafilat Adewunmi, DO, MBA, is a family medicine physician at VAMA Medical Health Center in Union, New Jersey, who encourages every family member to take charge of their well-being with well visits. Book your annual wellness check over the phone or through the website.
A well visit is a physical exam that looks at your overall well-being and flags any areas of concern, or that may need closer monitoring. It includes the following checks.
VAMA Medical Health Center checks your heart rate and respiratory rate and takes a blood pressure reading.
Dr. Adewunmi tests your reflexes, feels your abdomen for any abnormalities, and checks your eyes, nose, mouth, ears, skin, hair, and nails for early signs of any health concerns and to gauge your overall health.
Dr. Adewunmi checks you over by eye. She looks for any visible signs of a health issue and assesses your appearance and how you move, stand, and sit.
Dr. Adewunmi may use your well visit to screen for high cholesterol, certain cancers, depression, and diabetes.
If you're behind on your vaccination schedule, Dr. Adewunmi will get you back up to date.
Dr. Adewunmi tailors each well visit to the patient. She takes the time to examine every area of their health and gives them an opportunity to ask questions. An average physical exam takes around 2-3 hours.
Schools in the United States insist upon their students following a vaccination schedule. It includes:
Dr. Adewunmi recommends that adults get vaccinated for the following, too.
Commercial, state, or federal insurance may also require vaccinations.
Are you unsure why you or your child should have certain vaccinations? Dr. Adewunmi is happy to discuss any concerns you have and talk through the benefits of each immunization.
Annual well visits provide you with the reassurance that you're healthy and give you pointers on how you can maintain or improve your health. Some organizations or employers may also need you to have a physical exam, such as:
Your annual well visit offers peace of mind that you're doing all you can to stay in excellent health while building a better relationship with your provider at VAMA Medical Health Center. Call today or use the online booking tool to schedule your yearly wellness check.