Wellness exams are a vital part of living a healthy life. These annual preventive exams with your primary care provider can potentially spot health concerns early, resulting in more effective treatment.
Types of wellness visits offered at Mercy:
We recommend preparing for your annual wellness visit by writing down all the medications you’re taking, along with dosages and any questions you’d like to ask. Your Mercy primary care provider will ask about your medical and family history, check your vital signs, administer immunizations and perform routine screenings, such as checking for high blood pressure, checking your heart rate and other vital signs. Additional follow-up health screenings and tests may be recommended based on age, gender, symptoms and risk factors.
Screenings are important to your long-term health because they could lead to early detection and treatment of certain diseases. Preventive services like these can help identify problems before symptoms even appear, reducing your risk for heart attack, stroke, aneurysm, heart disease and other serious health conditions.
Knowing which health screenings are recommended can be confusing. Your Mercy primary care provider will offer individualized medical advice on screenings that benefit you most based on your age, gender, overall health habits and family health history.
Mercy offers access to specialized care that’s coordinated with your primary care provider. Learn more about the types of health screenings available:
General Health Screenings
Cardiovascular – including Coronary Calcium Scan and Cardiovascular Screenings
Endocrine Disorder – including Prolactin, Cortisol and Thyroid Gland Tests
Hearing – including Audiology Exam
Osteoporosis – including Bone Density Scan
Colon Cancer – including Colonoscopy
Diabetes – including A1c Blood Test
Lung Cancer – including Low-dose CT
Skin Cancer – including Skin Exam
Women’s Cancer Screenings
Cervical Cancer – including Pap Smear
Ovarian Cancer – including Ultrasound Imaging
Men’s Cancer Screenings
Prostate Cancer – including PSA and DRE
Talk to your Mercy primary care doctor to learn if you’d benefit from any of these specialized screening tests.
Early Detection – preventive care with annual physical wellness exams.
Coordinated Approach – will connect you to Mercy specialists and coordinate on your care plan.
Convenient Access – with online scheduling and lab results online via MyMercy.