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Beginning Your New Year With a Wellness Exam

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Beginning Your New Year With a Wellness Exam

4 Benefits of Wellness Exams

As the new year begins, it's essential to make sure you're taking steps to ensure your health and wellness. One great way to do this is by scheduling a wellness check or physical for early 2023. From the medical experts at Northern Inyo Healthcare District, learn the importance of wellness checks this year and start 2023 out on the right foot:

1. Wellness exams are an important part of preventative health care.

Annual wellness exams are designed to help identify any potential health issues before they become serious problems. During the appointment, your doctor will review your medical history and discuss any changes in your symptoms or lifestyle that could affect your health.

These appointments also check vital signs like blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature and conduct other tests such as blood work and urinalysis.

2. Wellness exams enhance the quality of your life.

In addition to detecting existing conditions, wellness checks can help you improve your overall health and well-being.

Your doctor will provide advice on healthy lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise that can help you stay in shape and reduce your risk of developing chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. They may also recommend vaccinations to protect you from certain illnesses and offer screenings for cancer and other serious diseases.

3. Wellness exams keep an eye on pre-existing conditions.

If you have a pre-existing condition such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, your doctor can use wellness checks to monitor it and ensure it is appropriately managed.

Additionally, labs that are done during the appointment provide valuable information about your health status and may indicate changes in medications or treatments if necessary.

4. Wellness exams help keep healthcare costs low.

In addition to improving your health, wellness exams can also help you save money in the long run. By catching diseases early and ensuring that pre-existing conditions are being managed properly, you can avoid more costly treatments or hospital visits down the road.

One Team. One Goal. Your Health at Northern Inyo Healthcare District

Make sure to start 2023 off with a wellness exam! Schedule an appointment with your doctor today and get peace of mind from knowing you're doing all you can to keep yourself healthy.

For more information on preventive healthcare, contact Northern Inyo Healthcare District today! Our Inyo County Rural Health Clinic will provide you with the tools and resources you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle in 2023 and beyond.

And if you seek comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology care this new year, our Rural Health Women's Clinic provides dedicated care to women of ALL ages. You will be in the best of hands, from prenatal care and contraceptive care to gynecology consultations.

Give us a call at (760) 873-5811 today. We look forward to seeing you soon!