Annual Wellness Visit
Make your health a priority
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regular health exams with your medical provider and screening tests are important since they can find problems before they start, as well as find potential problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings and treatments, the CDC concludes that you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life.
Recommended health services include:
Usually the conditions for which are getting screened – such as heart attacks, strokes or metastatic cancer – do not cause symptoms, and far too often people find out they have a condition only after serious consequences have evolved. Regular conversations with your healthcare provider at least once a year to discuss appropriate screening, in addition to yearly physical examinations, are a vital part of maintaining one’s health and preventing disease.
Mount Nittany Physician Group offers family medicine and internal medicine practices at seven convenient locations throughout the region. See a full list of locations and providers below to find the right provider to take care of you and your family.
Preventative healthcare is an important part of staying well at any age. As we get older, it’s essential. This is why Medicare developed its Annual Wellness Visits (AWV). An AWV is different from an annual physical, and serves as a yearly personal prevention plan.