Annual Wellness Visits

Annual Wellness Visits services offered in The Loop, Chicago, IL

An annual wellness exam — or yearly physical — is a great way to keep on top of your health. At Michigan Avenue Primary Care in The Loop of downtown Chicago, Illinois, you can get your annual wellness exam plus any treatment you may need for a wide variety of health conditions. Get peace of mind and effective healthcare solutions with your annual wellness exam at Michigan Avenue Primary Care. Call the office or request an appointment online today. 

Why should I schedule an annual wellness visit?

A majority of health insurance companies in the United States cover annual wellness exams in order to promote good health for Americans. A thorough wellness exam each year with your Michigan Avenue Primary Care provider helps keep track of your health history while screening for diseases and their risk factors.

With an annual wellness visit, your provider can identify many health issues through effective testing, diagnosis, and treatment before a health condition becomes a major problem. In some cases, health issues can be caught early and reversed so you can enjoy better health without worry.

What is included in an annual wellness visit?

The providers at Michigan Avenue Primary Care pride themselves on providing thorough, individualized care for every patient. An annual wellness exam includes:

  • Routine measurements like height, weight, and blood pressure
  • A health risk assessment questionnaire
  • Review of your medical and family history
  • Assessment of any medications you are taking
  • Screenings for various diseases

Your annual wellness visit can be scheduled at your convenience and typically takes less than one hour to complete. Your provider aims to understand your current health situation and any health goals you have in the future — such as weight loss or quitting smoking — so they can support you effectively.

What if there’s a problem during my annual wellness visit?

If your provider notices anything problematic about your health during your exam, they will order additional testing. This may include blood or urine samples, imaging — like ultrasound, an MRI, or a mammogram — and further evaluation.

Once your provider collects all the necessary information, you are diagnosed appropriately. For most chronic health conditions, your provider has the requisite training and experience to help you.

In more serious situations, the Michigan Avenue Primary Care team has a wide referral network to help you find the best doctor to help with your condition.

Should I schedule an annual wellness visit if I’m healthy?

Everyone should get an annual wellness exam, even if they feel healthy. While you may not have any symptoms, your doctors want to keep an eye on things like your weight, blood pressure, and daily habits to ensure that you’re not at risk for any health problems in the future.

You can set up your annual wellness visit by calling Michigan Avenue Primary Care or requesting an appointment online today.