Importance of Wellness Visits
You need to know your numbers, and your numbers, during regular visits to your primary care doctor, will tell a lot about your overall health. Dr. Deepa Sharma, Family Medicine Physician at Baptist Health Primary Care, discusses the benefits of regularly checking your vital signs: fever, blood pressure, weight, respiration, and your pulse; and assess changes of any of those numbers. Blood tests will provide other essential information like your glucose and cholesterol levels. Even though, Dr. Sharma’s top tips are regular exercise and a balanced diet, among other things; she points out that your numbers will guide your doctor to recommend the appropriate treatments and lifestyle adjustments.