Wellness Check

Wellness Check services offered in Queens, Maspeth, Lower Manhattan, New York, Brooklyn and Flushing, NY

Regular wellness checks ensure your provider detects any health problems before they become more serious.  At LocalMD offices in Queens, New York City, Flushing, and Brooklyn, NY, there are experienced doctors and nurse practitioners who provide comprehensive wellness checks to people of all ages in the local community. Call LocalMD to request your wellness check or book an appointment online today.

What is a wellness check?

Wellness checks are an important preventive health measure that enables your health care provider to identify risks to your well-being and help you reduce them. They also detect existing diseases early, when they’re easier to treat, and before they become life-threatening.

LocalMD’s wellness checks are a convenient way to promote better everyday health and avoid the misery, pain, and complications sickness causes. Their experienced primary care providers work with you to create a personalized wellness plan suited to your unique needs. With their help, you have a much better chance of leading a long, healthy life.

What does a wellness check involve?

Your wellness check begins with a medical history review and discussion of your current health. Next, your provider completes a physical exam, measuring your weight, height, blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration (breathing) rate.

Your provider looks for abnormalities like lumps, skin lesions, and infections. They palpate (press on) your abdomen to check the internal organs and feel your lymph nodes and joints. They assess your movement, balance, strength, and mental alertness. If you’re due for cancer screenings like a Pap smear or a prostate exam, your provider does these too.

Your LocalMD provider also checks your vaccination status and gives you any boosters you might need, including regular flu, COVID-19, and pneumonia shots.

What happens after my wellness check?

After your wellness check, your provider might suggest additional tests or procedures to investigate any symptoms or signs of disease. These might include bloodwork, lab tests, or an in-house ultrasound scan. They can also recommend treatments they believe would benefit you.

LocalMD offers integrated care that covers both mind and body, guiding health topics such as:

  • Disease prevention
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Weight management
  • Stress management counseling
  • Quitting smoking
  • Reducing alcohol consumption

They can also help if you struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, or other mental health problems.

If your wellness check reveals no health issues, you simply arrange your next visit at the interval your doctor advises — typically a year. Patients with long-term conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic pain, and heart disease benefit from expert chronic disease management that offers ongoing support and monitoring.

Regular wellness checks significantly benefit everyone, even those who feel healthy. Call LocalMD to schedule your wellness check or book an appointment online today.