Pelican Family Medicine

Prevention & Wellness Exams

Family Medicine located in Wilmington, NC

Prevention & Wellness Exams services offered in Wilmington, NC

If you want to maintain excellent health and wellness with a low risk of developing illnesses, diseases, or injuries, see the experts at Pelican Family Medicine. With two convenient offices in Wilmington, North Carolina, Samuel Armitage, MD, and his team offer prevention and wellness exams to keep you healthy and help you feel and look young. Call the nearest office to learn more, or use the online booking feature today.

Prevention & Wellness Exams Q&A

What are prevention and wellness exams?

Prevention and wellness exams at Pelican Family Medicine are medical evaluations that include preventive medicine services, like immunizations and health screenings. Preventive medicine aims to avoid health problems altogether or detect them early to prevent troublesome complications.

What are the benefits of prevention and wellness exams?

The benefits of attending routine prevention and wellness exams at Pelican Family Medicine include:

  • Low risk of illnesses
  • Reduced chance of chronic diseases
  • Better disease management
  • Stronger immune system
  • Healthier body weight
  • More energy
  • Better hydration
  • Reduced body toxins
  • Fewer injuries
  • Improved quality of life

Preventing illnesses and diseases can save you time, money, and distress. See the Pelican Family Medicine team as soon as you develop signs of a problem.

What should I expect during prevention and wellness exams?

During prevention and wellness exams at Pelican Family Medicine, your provider weighs you and calculates your body mass index (BMI). They assess growth and development in kids and teenagers and check your blood pressure and other vital signs.

They complete a physical exam to evaluate your eyes, ears, neck, throat, breathing, heartbeat, and reflexes. Pelican Family Medicine providers offer prostate exams to men and pelvic exams and Pap tests to women. They also provide vision and hearing screenings, blood tests, cardiovascular screening, urinalysis, allergy testing, X-rays, and other imaging procedures.

Additional prevention and wellness services available at Pelican Family Medicine include IV infusions, immunizations, fall prevention programs, and medically supervised weight management. Pharmacogenomic testing is available to determine which medicines will work the best with your genetic makeup.

The Pelican Family Medicine team provides mental health treatments too.

The team follows up with you periodically to ensure you remain as healthy as possible.

How often should I schedule prevention and wellness exams?

Schedule prevention and wellness exams at Pelican Family Medicine every year or more often if you develop new or unusual symptoms. Call the family medicine practice if you get sick, suspect you have a chronic disease, become injured, or have questions about your health.

Call the Pelican Family Medicine office to schedule prevention and wellness exams, or use the online booking feature today.