Wellness Visits Specialist

DePersia, Chernoff & Ocasio, PC

Primary Care Physicians located in West Deptford, NJ

Wellness visits are appointments that allow your doctor to evaluate your overall health. During your wellness visits at DePersia, Chernoff, & Ocasio PC in Woodbury, New Jersey, your internal medicine physician can manage chronic conditions and current health issues as well as identify emerging problems. Regular wellness visits can help you live a healthier, happier, and maybe even a longer life. Call the office to schedule your next wellness visit.

Wellness Visits

What happens during a wellness visit?

Wellness visits at DePersia, Chernoff, & Ocasio PC are comprehensive health checks that usually happen once a year. They're also referred to as annual physicals. Your wellness visit typically includes a check of the following.

  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Temperature
  • Lungs
  • Heart
  • Ears, nose, and throat
  • Lymph nodes
  • Reflexes
  • Balance

A major part of your wellness visit includes a review of your health history. Your doctor compares your past exam results with current ones, as this helps to identify new or possible new health issues. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions, and this is the ideal time to let your doctor know about any health concerns you might have.

Your doctor also gives you preventive care advice during your wellness visit. For example, if you have risk factors for diabetes, your doctor might prescribe some lifestyle changes that can help you avoid developing diabetes.

Will insurance pay for my annual wellness visit?

Yes, most insurance providers cover annual wellness visits. In fact, Medicare patients get one wellness visit per year with no out-of-pocket cost. Ask your private insurance company about wellness visit coverage.

How can I prepare for my wellness visit?

Before your visit, a member of the DePersia, Chernoff, & Ocasio PC lets you know if you need to make any special preparations. You may need to fast starting the night before your appointment if you're having a blood test such as a lipoprotein panel to measure your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

If you've had any hospital stays since your last wellness visit, you may need to request that the hospital send those records to DePersia, Chernoff, & Ocasio PC. If you're taking any medications, bring them to the appointment. This even includes over-the-counter supplements and medicines. Be sure to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes and get plenty of rest before your appointment, too.

The experienced and skilled primary care doctors at DePersia, Chernoff, & Ocasio PC are here to help with all aspects of your health, including your wellness exams. Schedule your wellness visit now by phone.