Wellness Exams Performed at Optimum Direct Care in Orlando, FL
Some people skip their wellness exams and avoid going to the doctor altogether unless they absolutely have to, which is understandable given the skyrocketing costs of traditional healthcare. But, it’s important to see your primary care doctor on a regular basis – even if you feel perfectly fine.
The fact is, a doctor who knows you in good health can provide better care when you’re not. In addition to strengthening your relationship with your doctor, regular wellness exams provide opportunities to nip many illnesses in the bud, before they take a toll on your health and your bank account.
Wellness Exams Are Included in a Direct Primary Care (DPC) Membership
Established with a goal to build strong and trusted doctor-patient relationships – as well as the foundation for optimum health over a lifetime – DPC is a relatively new take on traditional primary healthcare. As a member of Optimum Direct Care, a DPC practice in Orlando, Florida, you’ll have unrestricted access to our board-certified family practice physician, Dr. Toni “Muzzi” Muzzonigro. Along with many other primary care services, Dr. Muzzi will provide unlimited wellness exams, all of which are included in your monthly membership fee.
What Do Wellness Exams Involve?
Using pre-established guidelines for your age group as a starting point, Dr. Muzzi will customize your wellness exam based on your personal and family medical history. After determining what is “normal” for you, she’ll then establish a baseline for maintaining your overall health going forward.
When performing a wellness exam, Dr. Muzzi will typically:
- Check your vital signs, including your body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration rate
- Review your medications, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter remedies, and nutritional supplements
- Perform a physical exam
- Update your vaccinations, such as your tetanus booster and annual flu shot
- Recommend appropriate screening tests, such as a Pap smear, colonoscopy, bone density scan, blood test, and/or urinalysis
Dr. Muzzi is known for her warm and compassionate manner, and she’ll help you feel comfortable almost immediately. This is important because you’ll need to be completely honest with her when discussing your lifestyle. That way, Dr. Muzzi will be able to provide you with the most appropriate recommendations and education to protect your health.
Wellness Exams Are the Key to Your Good Health
At Optimum Direct Care in Orlando, FL, we believe regular wellness exams are essential to your good health. Contact us today to learn more about our DPC practice, membership options, and services.