General Wellness

Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Addison, TX

Achieving and maintaining good health can help you live a long, healthy life. At Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics in Addison, Texas, Julie Reihsen, MD, and her team focus on taking care of you and your family’s health at all stages of life with general wellness exams and other regular check-ups. To schedule an appointment, call the office or use the online booking tool today.

General Wellness Q&A

Why do I need a general wellness exam?

At Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics, the team recommends you have general wellness exams to ensure you’re in good health and to treat any current issues.

Annual exams allow your provider to check your overall health. At this exam, you can ask questions and talk about any of your concerns. Your doctor can perform different tests depending on your age and your health condition.

Your medical professional checks for:

  • Early signs of diseases
  • Updated immunizations
  • Quality of your diet 
  • Exercise routine
  • Blood pressure

Your doctor may also check your cholesterol and blood sugar levels, if necessary. 

Most importantly, a general wellness exam allows your provider to establish a relationship with you. When you come back every year for a check-up, your doctor can monitor the progress of your health and determine if any changes have occurred.

How can I prepare for a general wellness exam?

Before you arrive for your check-up, you should have the following information organized and prepared to bring in:

  • List of current medications
  • Dates of past surgeries, if any
  • Medical issues, past and present
  • Medical family history
  • List of current symptoms of any health issues
  • Names of other doctors you’ve seen
  • List of questions, if any

Make sure you’re dressed comfortably and don’t wear jewelry or cumbersome items that might make it difficult for your doctor to examine you.

What can I do to achieve general wellness?

As a practice that offers preventative services, the team educates, teaches, and encourages you to take care of your health by doing the following:

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Keep your weight within a healthy range
  • Protect your skin from the sun
  • Practice safe sex
  • Don’t smoke
  • Limit your alcohol intake

If you take good care of yourself with healthy lifestyle routines, your annual check-ups can monitor your progress and keep you on a productive, positive path. Your medical professionals can also recommend when it’s time for screenings, such as a mammogram, prostate exam, or colonoscopy.

To schedule a general wellness exam for you or your family members, call the office or request an appointment with the online scheduling tool today.