Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens
Deepak Kumar Das, MD FACP
Internal Medicine & Sleep Medicine located in Athens, GA
Health and wellness start with prevention. With an integrative and holistic approach to care, board-certified internal medicine and sleep medicine physician Deepak Das, MD, FACP, at Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens performs a comprehensive annual wellness visit to assess your health and create or update your preventive health plan. To schedule your annual wellness visit, call the office in Athens, Georgia, or book online today.
Annual Wellness Visit Q & A
What is an annual wellness visit?
An annual wellness visit is your yearly exam with your primary care provider. The purpose of your annual wellness visit is to assess your general health and your risk of developing a chronic disease.
Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens is an internal medicine practice that provides annual wellness visits for most of their insured patients. The practice takes an integrative and holistic approach to care, focusing on your whole-body health, not just your disease, symptoms, or health concerns.
To provide well-rounded care, they offer traditional medical treatments, as well as alternative therapies to support optimal health and wellness.
What happens during an annual wellness visit?
The details of your annual wellness visit depend on many factors. The internal medicine practice individualizes the visit based on your age, sex, and personal health and wellness needs.
During your annual wellness visit, your provider asks detailed questions about your current health and health concerns, as well as your medical and family history. Your provider also inquires about the types of medications and supplements you take, your usual diet and exercise habits, occupation, and daily stresses.
After a thorough interview, your provider at Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens conducts a physical exam that may include diagnostic tests and health screenings, such as:
- Blood pressure check
- Blood glucose test
- Lipid profile
- Colon cancer screening
Based on the information gathered during your annual wellness visit, Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens creates or updates your personalized preventive health plan, which may include diet recommendations, an exercise program, and vaccinations.
Do I need an annual wellness visit if I have a chronic disease?
Everyone benefits from an annual wellness visit, even if you have a chronic disease. The purpose of the exam is to assess your overall health and assess your risk of disease.
Though you may visit Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens frequently to help manage your chronic disease, your visits may not include a general evaluation of your overall health and wellness.
No matter your age or health status, you need an annual wellness visit. In addition to assessing and preventing chronic disease, your annual visit also gives you and your provider at Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens an opportunity to develop a stronger patient-doctor relationship, which ultimately leads to better care and optimal health.
Don’t wait any longer. Call Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens or use the online tool to schedule your annual wellness visit today.