It’s important to have general checkups on a regular basis so your care provider can evaluate your overall health, monitor chronic conditions, and diagnose emerging issues. At Houston Family Medical Clinic, highly skilled family medicine nurse practitioner Adriana O’Neal, MS, FNP-C, can help every member of the family, from youngest to oldest. Book now through the online scheduler or call the office directly.
Speak to a Houston Family Medical Clinic team member a few days ahead of your scheduled general checkup to get guidelines specific to your situation and needs. For example, you may need to fast starting the night before your checkup if you're getting bloodwork done.
If you've received medical care anywhere other than Houston Family Medical Clinic since your last general checkup (for example, emergency room care or a visit to a specialist), request those records from your care providers, and have them sent or bring them with you to the clinic.
Wear comfortable lightweight clothing so you can move easily, and plan to have a light meal beforehand.
General checkups include a whole-body health assessment that typically includes:
In addition to your blood tests, you may also need laboratory exams based on your specific health concerns and issues.
During your checkup, Adriana O’Neal, MS, FNP-C, will ask you several questions to get a better overall picture of your health and wellness. Typical questions include:
By answering these questions honestly, you can help your medical professionals give you the very best care possible.
A general checkup can include a variety of lab tests based on your individual needs and risk factors. These tests can include a lipid panel to check your cholesterol levels, a blood sugar test to check for diabetes, or an anemia test to see if you have low iron.
You may be scheduled for a complete metabolic panel, which checks blood plasma and can identify emerging problems with your liver, kidneys, blood, or immune system.
If your care provider recommends a more in-depth heart check, you may also have an EKG during your checkup. An EKG checks your heart activity, looking for abnormalities that may indicate heart disease or other health issues.
Use online booking or call to schedule at Houston Family Medical Clinic today.