Wellness is defined as being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of actions we take. We all want to be well but it takes some effort. At Altus ACE we have a dedicated team here to help you with questions you may have.
- Newborn children – 6 or more times before they turn 15 months old. It is important that the doctor closely monitors the child’s growth and development and to ensure appropriate immunizations are given.
- Children 2 -21 need yearly wellness visits as well. Teens and young adults need special attention to social development and depressions screening.
- Adults need yearly wellness visits to include preventive screenings as well as health monitoring. Pregnant women need to see their Obstetrician or Primary Care Physician as soon as they realize they are pregnant. It is not only important for your health but the health of the baby.
- After giving birth, it is important you follow up with your Obstetrician or Primary Care Physician. Many physical and emotional changes are occurring. You need to find out if you have healed internally and how are you doing being a new Mom.
- Cervical cancer screening called a PAP test for women ages 21-64 performed every 3-5 years in a physician’s office may identify precancerous cells that ca be easily treated to prevent the cancer from occurring.
- Breast cancer screening called a mammogram is a test for women ages 50-74 performed at least every two years. It is an imaging (x-ray) of breast to identify breast cancer before it can be felt.
- Examples of chronic conditions could be asthma, diabetes, or heart disease to mention a few.
- Managing chronic conditions can be hard. It is important that you get the follow up care you need including PCP visits, labs and other tests. Even if you are seeing a specialist, you should continue to see your Primary Care Physician for your wellness visit and other issues that may arise.
Seeing your Primary Care Physician is important as he/she will oversee all of your care needs. It is also a great time to talk to your doctor about how you are doing and what you can do to prevent illness in the future. A Primary Care Physician may also be an Obstetrician/Gynecologist if they choose.