Wellness Exam

Raleigh Associated Medical Specialists

Internists located in Raleigh, NC

Your wellness exam is the cornerstone of effective preventive medicine. At Raleigh Associated Medical Specialists, our healthcare providers offer comprehensive wellness exams and customized care to help you improve your health and reduce your risk of serious illness. If you’re due for a physical and are looking for a doctor who puts your well-being first, call or schedule an appointment online to meet with the providers at RAMS today.

Wellness Exam Q & A

Why are wellness exams important?

Wellness exams are a critical part of preventive healthcare. There are three primary benefits to having routine physical exams.

Health screenings

Many dangerous health conditions and diseases like hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, STDs, and cancer won’t show any noticeable symptoms in the beginning stages. Having routine health screenings like blood panels, blood pressure checks, and other tests allow the providers at RAMS to identify issues early on so you can get the treatment you need before you start to experience troublesome symptoms.

Check in on your health and get advice

Your wellness exam is also a great opportunity to check in on your health. If you’ve noticed any changes in your well-being or health, this is your chance to talk to a trusted doctor about your concerns. The providers at RAMS always takes time to listen thoroughly and answer any questions you may have. He provides expert, customized advice to help improve your health.

Build a relationship with your doctor

Your wellness exam also allows you and the providers at RAMS to develop a relationship and create comprehensive medical records. This consistent communication enables Dr. Cook to quickly identify any changes in your health so he can give you a thorough diagnosis and treatments to resolve any health issues before they become a problem.

What should I expect during a wellness exam?

You should expect a series of health checks including:

  • Height and weight
  • Blood pressure
  • Oxygenation
  • Heart rate
  • Lung function
  • Any additional screenings

The providers at RAMS will also have a detailed conversation with you about your personal and family medical history. He’ll ask about any symptoms or changes you have noticed and may order additional testing to diagnose any issues. Based on the information gathered during your visit, the providers at RAMS offer advice on what you can do to improve your health.

How often do I need a wellness exam?

You should have a wellness exam once each year. It’s critical to check in on your health and have whatever testing is necessary on a regular basis to monitor your wellness.

If you’re due for a physical exam or wellness check, call or schedule an appointment with Dr. Cook at Raleigh Associated Medical Specialists today. He offers comprehensive, customized care and advice to help you lead a healthy, active life.