Adult Wellness Exams Specialist

Advance Medical Group -  - Internal Medicine

Advance Medical Group

Internal Medicine & Medical Weight Loss located in Hackensack, Paramus & Haledon, NJ

Patients often only see their doctors when something is wrong. The specialists at Advance Medical Group recommend regular adult wellness exams to patients in Hackensack, Paramus, and Haledon, New Jersey. The practice offers adult wellness exams to help maintain your body’s health in the long run. If you’re overdue for a physical, call the office or use the online scheduling tool to schedule your exam today.

Adult Wellness Exams

What does an adult wellness exam involve?

During your wellness exam at Advance Medical Group, your practitioner physically examines you and checks on things like:

  • Your medical history
  • Your recent health
  • Medications you are on
  • Your future health goals
  • Blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature
  • Your heart and lung health
  • Head and neck movement and reflexes
  • Throat and tonsils health along with your eyes, nose, sinuses and lymph nodes

Ask your provider questions during your exam because the team at Advance Medical Group is passionate about educating their patients. 

After the wellness exam, your specialist discusses your state of health and depending on your exam, they may order blood tests to check your cholesterol or glucose levels. They also counsel you on how to make changes to achieve a healthier lifestyle if needed.

How often should I get a wellness exam?

If you’re under the age of 30 and in good health, get a wellness exam every two or three years. For patients between the ages of 30 and 49, Advance Medical Group recommends wellness exams every two years. If you are over the age of 50, an annual exam is best.

Sexually active women over the age of 21 should have a yearly women’s health exam at Advance Medical Group to screen for breast and cervical cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). 

Adult males should get similar testing for STDs and also get regular prostate and testicular examinations to screen for cancer. 

The frequency of your wellness exams depends on your current state of health, your age, and gender. For example, if you have a heart condition, your specialist may suggest more frequent wellness exams so they can keep an eye on your blood pressure and other contributing factors.

What diseases does a wellness exam prevent?

During your wellness exam, Advance Medical Group tests for many problems, including:

  • Heart conditions
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis

As you get older, regular wellness exams help recognize problems like diabetes and heart disease early on. By catching these symptoms early, your physician can help you make lifestyle changes that help prevent the issue from becoming serious and affecting the quality of your life.

During your wellness exam, if needed, your provider also discusses ways for you to lose or maintain a healthy weight through the practice’s medical weight loss program that includes services like nutrition counseling, prescription medications, and surgical options. 

These programs help patients lose weight and consequently reduce the risk of chronic conditions like diabetes and other complications. 

Call Advance Medical Group or go online to schedule your wellness exam today to ensure your long-term health.