Annual Wellness

Houston Internal Medicine Associates PA -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine & Primary Care

Houston Internal Medicine Associates PA

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Houston, Katy, & Cypress, TX

Annual wellness visits are an important part of your health routine. Lakshmi Reddy, MD, at Houston Internal Medicine Associates PA, with locations in Houston, Cypress and Katy, Texas, offers patients thorough and supportive annual wellness visits. During your visit, you receive screenings for physical and mental conditions and establish an individualized preventive care plan. Houston Internal Medicine Associates PA cares about you. To book an appointment, call or use the online booking tool.

Annual Wellness Q & A

 

 

What are annual wellness visits?

An annual wellness visit at Houston Internal Medicine Associates PA is a time for you and your primary care physician, Dr. Reddy, at Houston Internal Medicine Associates to spend time together, creating or updating your personalized preventive care plan. Medicare covers annual wellness visits. 

During the visit, Dr. Reddy discusses your physical, mental, and emotional health with you, and screens you for conditions such as:

  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Alzheimer’s, memory loss, dementia, and other forms of cognitive impairment
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Insomnia 

 

She also assesses your ability to perform functional activities on your own, such as dressing, bathing, and driving, and assesses your risk for things like:

  • Falling 
  • Injuries 
  • Risky behavior 

 

During the visit, Dr. Reddy may also give nutritional counseling, health education, behavioral health specialist referrals, or other recommendations based on your needs.

 

What is preventive care?

Preventive care is health care centered on managing current health issues and chronic conditions, like diabetes, while preventing future illness. 

By anticipating possible future health issues, and helping you establish and maintain good habits, preventive care seeks to offer you a longer and higher quality life.

 

What is a preventive care plan?

A preventive care plan outlines objectives designed to prevent illnesses and promote your good health, based on your current health and your risk factors. It includes details such as:

  • Weight loss goals
  • Smoking cessation
  • Meal plans and exercise regimens
  • Your prescription list and instructions
  • A fall prevention plan
  • An appointment schedule

 

After you set up your preventive care plan, Dr. Reddy follows up with you to check in on how your plan is serving. At that time, she also takes routine measurements of your:

  • Blood pressure
  • Height 
  • Weight 

 

Dr. Reddy also screens you again for cognitive issues, updates your medical history, performs a risk assessment, and updates your medications and referrals. 

Getting older can seem scary, but with the right support, you can feel confident that you’re taking steps to live the healthiest, most fulfilling lifestyle possible. Take steps to live a longer, happier life by scheduling your annual wellness visit today. To contact Houston Internal Medicine Associates PA, call or use the online booking tool today.