Annual Wellness & Preventive Care
Visiting a provider may mostly come to mind when you’re sick or dealing with a chronic health condition. In reality, wellness care is one of the most important tools primary care offers. Your doctor can help you stay well and work with you to establish a lifetime of good health.
You’re more than just symptoms. Our primary care providers look at your overall health to help you prevent medical problems or catch them early, before they get serious.
Based on your family history and individual lifestyle, your primary care provider will put together a preventive care plan to keep you healthy. This baseline also helps you and your provider notice when something changes about your health.
What to Expect at a Wellness Visit
Scheduling regular preventive care is vital to maintaining your overall health. Routine exams aren’t just about checking your blood pressure and weight.
Your provider will ask about your eating and exercise habits. Together you’ll review your mental and emotional well-being, including work and family stresses that might adversely affect your health.
We may also ask you to fill out a health risk assessment. Your answers will help you and your provider make the most out of your visit.
During your visit, you can expect to:
- Measure your height and weight.
- Check your blood pressure.
- Ensure your immunizations are up to date and discuss any questions you have about them.
- Review or update your medical and family history.
- Review your current medication list and dosage.
- Discuss visits with other providers you see.
- Get advice to help you prevent disease, improve your health and stay well.
Preventive Care for the Whole Family
Often we are better at making sure our children get their wellness visits than we are at scheduling our own. Our family medicine providers can make it easier to keep your entire family well.
Some families find seeing a family provider is a great way to track health across the household. This can include shared genetic risks, lifestyles, stressors and more.
For your convenience, we can schedule your family for back-to-back wellness visits so you only have to come to the clinic once. Your provider values treating multiple family members and getting to know the whole family.
Make an appointment for your next wellness visit using our patient portal, MyChart. You can also use MyChart to request medication refills, check your test and lab results, and more.
Wellness Made Convenient
Overlake Clinics offer same-day appointments and are conveniently located in neighborhoods throughout the Eastside. Please call ahead as early as possible to let our clinic staff know you need to see a healthcare provider today.
Our clinics offer on-site laboratory and imaging services. Most are adjacent to urgent care and are connected to Overlake’s full spectrum of emergency and specialty care.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room immediately.
To find the right primary care provider for you and your family, click the button below or call (425) 688-5211.