WELLNESS & PREVENTATIVE CARE
Texas Center for Health providers focus on specific patient care needs related to prevention, health maintenance, acute and chronic care.
Members of the health care team, work with patients to maintain the ongoing health care of the patient. Services includes health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses.
People often ask, “What is a wellness visit? Why should I have one? Here are a few things we check when providing wellness visit care
Heart health is a vital part of the aging process. There are several factors that can affect ones heart health from genetics to nutrition and exercise. Science shows that over eighty percent of heart disease is preventable with proper diet, exercise, and by not smoking.
- Bad cholesterol (LDL)
- Good cholesterol (HDL)
- Blood sugar
- Blood pressure check
Mammograms are an important part of a wellness check. Women 40 and older should get an annual mammogram. A woman with family history of breast cancer should get her first mammogram 10 years before her family member was diagnosed.
- Breast exam
In the south we have bright sun and outdoor activities so it’s important to check yourself for new or changing moles and have your skin checked regularly for other places you may miss or not be able to see . During your annual skin exam, we’ll give you a complete check-up from head to toe.
- Screening skin exam
A Pap test should be done every three years or at the physician’s recommendation.
- Pap Smear & HPV (based on recommended guidelines)
Bone fractures and osteoporosis become real as we age. A Dexa-scan test measures bone density and acts as an indicator in predicting a future potential for fractures and osteoporosis. To have a baseline, we will test women post-menopausal for a comparison at later visits, as well as those over the age of 65.
OVER 50 TEST
I’m sure you have heard of it, and yes if you are over 50, it’s that time. Not many relish the idea, but it’s important to have a colonoscopy if you are over 50, then every ten years thereafter. Our office will schedule your colonoscopy test after your annual wellness visit.
- Scheduled colonoscopy