Annual Well Checkups
As integrative family practitioners in Oak Brook, IL, the foundation of our practice is built on functional medicine, which focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of the disease. Rather than merely just prescribing you medication to mask your symptoms, our goal is to focus on identifying the underlying issues (including diet and lifestyle factors) so we can understand WHY the health condition is present. Equipped with this information, we are able to partner with you to create a plan that tackles the source of the problem to resolve it, and not just mask the symptoms.
Another critical component of our practice is proactive health care. Just as mentioned above, many people wait until they are sick, or their symptoms have worsened before scheduling an appointment with a primary health care provider. This type of health care is referred to as reactive. Whereas, arranging an appointment to see your family doctor or provider before illness occurs is called proactive health care. We provide proactive health care in all facets of our practice. Still, one service that is specifically designed to get you on the road to optimal wellness both internally and externally is our annual adult well checkup.
An annual well checkup is your way to take back control of your health and wellness. At your well checkup, we’ll be able to catch potential problems before they happen or early in the process, which in turn, will make it easier for us to help you get and remain on a healthier path. While each appointment is tailored to each patient and their needs, there are some general areas that we like to discuss with each of our patients at their well checkups. The areas we cover at your appointment will include the following:
- A complete and thorough health history and lifestyle consultation – This includes information about your past and current medical issues and medications, family health history, diet, lifestyle, work environment, bowel movements, sleep habits, stress factors, etc. Diet and lifestyle counseling will also be done to help give you the knowledge and tools to reach your health goals.
- A physical examination of all major organ systems – Depending on your age, gender, and current health issues and risk factors, the physical component of the annual well check will focus on different areas. We offer a separate well woman exam to include pap smears for all adult women in our practice.
*Based on the information gathered from your well check, additional testing may be recommended, such as Food and Allergy Testing, Advanced Celiac and Gluten Testing, HPA Axis/Adrenal Testing, etc.
Schedule Your Adult Annual Well Checkup Today
With our principal focus being proactive, functional medicine and lifestyle counseling in Oak Brook, IL, we want to empower you to take back your health on your terms. Whether you are looking to improve your health or have been dealing with chronic pain, headaches, sinus issues, etc., it’s time to listen to your body and give it the care it truly deserves. Feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience if you’re ready to get started down the path of total health independence and well-being or if you would like to see if our practice is a good fit for you.