Steel Family Medicine
Family Medicine located in Pleasant View, TN
Preventing ill health saves time and money, but most importantly, it stops you experiencing the pain and debility of disease. Shannah Steel, DO, of Steel Family Medicine in Pleasant View, Tennessee, is a family medicine specialist who excels in helping patients lead healthier lives and avoid illness. Call Steel Family Medicine today to schedule a wellness visit with Dr. Steel, or book an appointment online.
Wellness Visits Q & A
What is a wellness visit?
A wellness visit at Steel Family Medicine is a health screening consultation, where Dr. Steel goes over your medical record and checks your current health and well-being. It’s a chance for you to talk with Dr. Steel about how to stay healthy and get support with lifestyle changes such as:
- Quitting smoking
- Reducing alcohol consumption
- Losing weight
- Getting more exercise
- Managing stress
Dr. Steel can also assess your mental health and general well-being, and spot the signs of mood disorders. If you have any indicators of ill health, a wellness visit is an opportunity to take action to deal with the problem before it gets any worse.
What happens during a wellness visit?
Dr. Steel talks to you about your medical history, how you’re feeling, your lifestyle, and whether you have any concerns you wish to raise. She calculates your BMI (body mass index) figure to see if you are a healthy weight, and she may also run tests and carry out other checks such as:
- Blood pressure
- Heart rate
- Blood tests for diabetes and cholesterol
- Urine tests for infection or kidney disease
Dr. Steel also carries out a physical exam, listening to your lungs and heart, and checking for signs of melanoma (skin cancer) on your skin. If you need any immunizations or health screenings such as a Pap smear or colorectal screening, she can also attend to these procedures.
Does my child need to attend wellness visits?
Yes, children develop rapidly, so they should attend wellness visits at Steel Family Medicine at the intervals recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Steel can advise you when you need to bring your child in for a wellness visit.
Your child’s wellness visit is similar to yours, with a physical exam and any tests that are required. Dr. Steel also compares your child’s height, weight, and physical and mental development, to make sure everything is as it should be.
Preventing sickness is the best way to live a healthy happy life, and a wellness visit is a highly effective way to prevent ill health from affecting you and your family. Call Steel Family Medicine today to book your wellness visit, or use the online tool.