Who needs a medical health assessment?
Anyone, despite their age or current health condition, is a candidate for a medical health assessment. The health assessment is designed to gather information related to the patient’s diet, family history, cholesterol, blood pressure, cognitive, social and other health habits. The medical assessment is designed to promote wellness. The physician and patient discuss the results of the assessment, and the patient’s overall health is evaluated. The doctor and patient then discuss a comprehensive health strategy to increase the patient’s overall health condition.
What benefits can I receive from a medical health assessment?
Medical health assessments are encouraged by the American Medical Association to identify areas for improvement and concern for the patient. An internist is the most qualified medical professional to conduct a medical health assessment. As internists are specialists in the field of adult medicine, they are trained to think empirically during the assessment. For example, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a multi systemic disease. During a medical health assessment, the internist can work with a MS patient to offer general health and lifestyle recommendations that will be appropriate for this/her specific condition. Many times teenagers are overlooked as good candidates for medical health assessments, as their overall health is generally good. Teens are subject to the same poor health habits as adults, they just have youth on their side, keeping them seemingly healthy. With teens becoming more sedentary each year, an annual health assessment is recommended to monitor activity levels. Teen obesity is on the rise. A health assessment recommends nutritional and fitness guidelines as well.
Just about anyone can benefit from a medical health assessment. The earlier you have a medical health assessment, the better your chances are to develop healthy habits like good eating, exercising, and regular checkups. The health assessment alerts you to risk factors that you may not know you have for certain diseases or conditions. Overall, a health assessment is a great tool for you and your physician to develop long term health strategies that will payoff in the long run.
What can I expect during my first visit?
Coming to our practice may be a new experience for you. Maybe you've heard about us through a friend or have done some research online. It's possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it's time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit will really be about getting to know our staff and discussing your history, current condition and goals.
What results can I expect from treatment?
We strive to remove the imbalances within the body, both structural and postural, to allow it to heal. For this to happen, the network of nerves and signals from your brain down your spinal cord must be allowed to flow freely without any interruption. We have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions or misalignments and allow the body to perform as it was meant to.
If you've ever been in a car accident, played a sport, fell down or just bumped into something too hard, it's very possible that you are not functioning at your best due to a misalignment. While there are many potential mechanical or structural causes for misalignment, there are also chemical reasons. For instance, if you smoke or drink excessively or even just have a poor diet, the chemical issues in your body can eventually cause underlying conditions and disease to appear.
We can get you back on track, both chemically and structurally, to get your body to the proper state for it to perform at its peak.