Looking after your health is much easier with regular well-adult visits. John Paul Kelada, MD, AlexandraMary Kelada, DO, and the Roseville Family Healthcare team in Roseville, California, check your vital signs, perform a physical exam, and run tests or screening procedures to ensure you’re in good shape. If they find any problems, the team can quickly treat them, so you avoid the misery of serious health disorders. Call Roseville Family Healthcare to arrange your well-adult visit or book an appointment online today.
Well-adult visits are valuable routine consultations with your primary care provider. They’re a key preventive medicine tool, enabling your provider to identify the earliest stages of a disease before you suffer significant harm.
You might think that if you don’t have any symptoms of disease, there’s nothing wrong. However, many of the most serious, potentially life-threatening conditions often cause few or no symptoms until they reach an advanced stage. This includes common diseases like:
For example, you could have dangerously high blood pressure and have no idea until you suffered a stroke or heart attack. Regular well-adult visits check all the markers for these and other health problems. That means you can lower your blood pressure before you experience a crisis.
Your well-adult visit begins with a medical history and current symptom review. You tell your provider about any changes in your health or circumstances since the last visit, and they ask questions to ensure they have a clear picture of what’s influencing your health.
Next, your provider performs a physical exam. They check your:
They also assess your freedom of movement to see if you have any mobility issues and take note of your cognitive functions — how clearly you think, your memory, and your comprehension. They look for signs of mental health problems like depression and anxiety and evaluate your stress levels.
The Roseville Family Healthcare team tailors every patient’s well-adult visit to their unique needs, so the tests you require might differ.
For example, if you have a condition like diabetes, you might need a diabetic foot check and a blood sugar assessment. If you’re a woman who’s due for a Pap smear (a swab that tests for cervical cancer), your provider can do this during your well-adult visit.
If anything comes up in the consultation, your provider might recommend specific tests or procedures, such as X-rays, stool sample analysis, or an ultrasound, MRI, or CT scan.
To arrange your well-adult visit, call Roseville Family Healthcare today or book an appointment using the online form.