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Well Visits Specialist

VAMA Medical Health Center

Kafilat Adewunmi, D.O / MBA

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician & Aesthetics located in UNION, NJ

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.

Well Visits Q & A

What do annual well visits include?

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.

Vital signs

VAMA Medical Health Center checks your heart rate and respiratory rate and takes a blood pressure reading.

Physical

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.

Visual

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. 

Screenings

Dr. Adewunmi may use your well visit to screen for high cholesterol, certain cancers, depression, and diabetes.

Vaccinations

If you're behind on your vaccination schedule, Dr. Adewunmi will get you back up to date.

How long does an annual well visit last?

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. 

What is a typical vaccination schedule for a well visit?

Schools in the United States insist upon their students following a vaccination schedule. It includes: 

  • Hepatitis B (first dose at birth)
  • Rotavirus (first dose at two months) 
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (first dose at two months)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B (first dose at two months)
  • Pneumococcal conjugate (first dose at two months)
  • Inactivated poliovirus (first dose at two months)
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (first dose at 12 months)
  • Varicella (first dose at 12 months)
  • Hepatitis A (first dose at 12-18 months)
  • Meningococcal (first dose at 11-12 years)

Dr. Adewunmi recommends that adults get vaccinated for the following, too.

  • Influenza (annually)
  • Shingles (for 50+)
  • Tdap: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (all adults and pregnant women)
  • Pneumococcal disease (for 65+)

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.

Why do people have well visits?

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:

  • Sports physical
  • Department of Transportation physical
  • DMV physical for a driving license

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.