A Walk Through Your Wellness Exam

Annual Wellness Exam, Mid-South Internal Medicine, Memphis TNOnce you’ve turned in your health history form, here’s what to expect as we walk walk through your Wellness Exam:

1)     A nurse will check your weight, height, and blood pressure, draw blood, and ask you to provide a urine sample for analysis.

2)     You will receive an EKG screening test as a preventive measure. The EKG assesses heart rhythm and provides some preliminary information on the health of your heart.

3)     You will receive a chest X-ray as a preventive measure. This is performed by a certified X-ray technician on our staff and is considered very low radiation.

Annual Wellness Exam, Wolf River Wellness, Mid-South Internal Medicine, Memphis TN4)     Your physician will ask important questions as part of a “review of systems.” For example, your doctor will want to know if you are experiencing any chest pain, breathing difficulty, stomach pain, or blood in your urine or stool.

5)     Your physician will check to make sure you’re up-to-date on vaccinations and ask whether you have completed recommended screenings for cancer (breast and colon for women; prostate and colon for men).

6)     Your physician will complete a physical exam, checking such things as heart rhythm, lymph nodes, and carotid arteries.

Annual Wellness Exam, Wolf River Wellness, Mid-South Internal Medicine, Memphis TN7)     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 blood-work results will come from the lab at a later date (unless you had blood-work drawn a week in advance of your exam). You will be notified when the results are complete.

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Lifestyle changes your doctor may recommend

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