Scheduling an annual wellness exam is one of the easiest ways to preserve your health and catch potentially serious problems early on. At Colorado Alliance for Health Equity and Practice (CAHEP) in Denver and Aurora, Colorado, the team provides wellness exams to people 4 and older. Wellness exams present an opportunity to ask your provider about your health or discuss unusual symptoms. Call CAHEP today to request a wellness exam or book your appointment online.
A wellness exam assesses your health. You don’t need to be sick or experiencing symptoms to benefit. In fact, the CAHEP team recommends everyone schedule an annual wellness exam, regardless of age.
During the appointment, your provider:
Your provider may also order sex-specific preventive screenings or lab testing, depending on your age and health history.
To get the most out of your annual wellness exam, it’s crucial to prepare in advance. Make sure to gather the following information before visiting CAHEP:
If English isn’t your first language, make sure to let the team know in advance. The on-staff providers speak more than 40 languages and can provide translation services during your visit for a small fee.
At CAHEP, a wellness exam includes the following steps:
Your provider asks about your lifestyle, including if you use tobacco or drink alcohol. Then, they inquire about your diet and exercise regimen.
Next, your provider checks your vital signs. They listen to your heartbeat and respiratory rate and weigh and measure you.
Your CAHEP provider examines your skin, looking for abnormal moles or growths. They ask you to lie down on your back and gently palpate your abdomen, checking the location and size of your internal organs.
Depending on your age, the team may recommend sex-specific screenings, like a Pap smear or a prostate exam.
If necessary, your provider updates your immunizations. Immunizations (or vaccines) train your immune system to fend off harmful invaders, like viruses and bacteria.
Lastly, your provider refills your prescriptions (if you take any). If you have a chronic medical condition, like cancer, that requires more personalized care, they can refer you to a specialist in the area.
Call the Colorado Alliance for Health Equity and Practice (CAHEP) today to request a wellness exam or book your appointment online.