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Wellness Visits services offered in Laurel, MD

Wellness visits, also known as annual exams, give you the opportunity to protect your long-term health by preventing chronic conditions and diseases. At MyHealth LLC, Myriam Diatta, MSN, FNP-BC, devotes your wellness appointment to talking with you, evaluating your general health, and catching health problems before they progress to cause serious problems. She helps with diet and exercise and creates an individualized plan to keep you on track for another year of exceptional health. To schedule a wellness visit, call the office in Laurel, Maryland, or book an appointment online today.

Wellness Visits Q & A

Why do I need wellness visits?

Wellness visits focus on keeping you healthy and well throughout your lifetime. During your appointment, Myriam evaluates your current health, assesses your risk of developing a chronic disease, and develops a holistic plan to prevent future problems. 

The most important reason to schedule an annual exam is that a routine physical allows Myriam to detect signs of health problems at an early stage, often while you still have time to prevent the disease.

Most chronic diseases like high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes develop gradually over many years. As the disease gets progressively worse, it doesn’t cause symptoms, so you won’t suspect any problems.

When you get annual physicals, Myriam finds slight increases in blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol, as well as signs of other chronic health conditions.

Catching these changes at an early stage — before you develop the full-blown disease — gives you the chance to restore normal levels and prevent the disease. 

After a chronic disease develops, it isn’t curable. Then you end up managing it for the rest of your life to avoid complications like heart and kidney disease. 

What services might I receive during a wellness visit?

During your wellness visit at MyHealth LLC, you receive the same medical services as an annual physical. Myriam checks your blood pressure, heart rate, and weight. She also reviews your medical history and talks with you about any concerns you may have.

Your wellness visit gives you dedicated time to talk with Myriam. She’s available to answer your questions, whether you need to figure out how to stop smoking, reduce daily stress, deal with anxiety or depression, or even discipline your teen.

These are a few of the services available during a wellness visit:

  • Women’s health
  • Men’s health
  • Health risk assessment
  • Screening for chronic disease
  • Chronic disease management
  • Medication management
  • Psychiatric mental health services
  • Weight loss counseling
  • Immunizations

Myriam lets you know if it’s time for specialized health screenings, such as a colonoscopy or mammogram. Though immunizations are associated with children and teens, adults also need shots as they get older.

For example, you may want to have an immunization to prevent shingles, pneumonia, flu, or hepatitis. Adults may also need boosters for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.

If it’s time to schedule a wellness visit, call MyHealth LLC, or book an appointment online today.