Prepare for Your Wellness Exam
At Wolf River Wellness, you can feel confident that you’re in good hands. Your wellness exam is the cornerstone of your treatment in our Germantown office, so we make the process easy from start to finish.
Before Your Wellness Exam
You’ll fast beginning at midnight the night before your appointment from everything except your regular medications, water, and black coffee. We will have snacks for you after the bloodwork.
As an established patient, you can have your fasting bloodwork drawn a week before your appointment so that your physician will have your results the day of your exam. Please call us to schedule a lab appointment.
You may also come in the morning of your exam, even if your exam is at a later time so that you can eat more regular meals on your exam day. Please call us to schedule a lab appointment.
Wellness Exam Bloodwork
We’ll analyze your wellness exam bloodwork for:
- Kidney function
- Liver function
- Thyroid function
- Vitamin D
- PSA (men)
NOTE: Your doctor may require additional bloodwork.
Additional Wellness Screenings
Your doctor may order additional screenings as part of your wellness exam. For example, a treadmill test to further check your heart or a bone-density scan to help protect bone health.
What to Expect from Your Wellness Exam
When you visit Wolf River Wellness in Germantown, we’ll gather your information and conduct a wellness exam. First, one of our nurses will check your weight, height, and blood pressure, draw blood, and ask you to provide a urine sample for analysis.
You’ll then have an EKG screening as a preventative measure to assess your heart rhythm and give us some information about your heart health.
Next, our certified X-ray technician will take a low-radiation chest X-ray for a thorough look at your heart.
After the preventative screenings, your physician will conduct a “review of systems” by asking questions. If you are experiencing chest pain, breathing difficulty, stomach pain, or blood in your urine or stool, you should mention these to your doctor.
Your physician will check to ensure you’re up-to-date on vaccinations and have completed recommended screenings for cancer (breast and colon for women; prostate and colon for men). Finally, you’ll have a complete physical exam to check your heart rhythm, lymph nodes, and carotid arteries.
Armed with information from your medical history form, chest X-ray, EKG, urinalysis, early blood-work results,* review of systems, and physical exam, your doctor will talk with you about any recommended lifestyle changes, prescriptions, or additional screenings.
*NOTE: Some of your bloodwork results may come from the lab later. You will be notified when the results are complete.
Schedule Your Wellness Exam
At Wolf River Wellness, we believe in a proactive approach to your healthcare. Your doctor and wellness team will give you a thorough explanation of your bloodwork, screenings, and any additional tests we run to give you a better understanding of your health and help you feel your best.
Contact our Germantown office to schedule your wellness exam and take the first step to taking control of your health.