Wellness Exams Specialist

Coimbra Family Medical Center

Maria Coimbra, MD

Family Medicine Physician located in McAllen, TX

Whether it’s time to get current on your immunizations, or you want to ensure you’re in good physical health, Dr. Maria Coimbra offers wellness exams at Coimbra Family Medical Center for both men and women in McAllen, Texas. Diseases don’t always show symptoms in their early stages, which is why it’s smart to be on top of your health and address any problems at the start. Call the office today or request an appointment online.

Wellness Exams

What is the purpose of a wellness exam?

Regardless of your age, gender or activity level, wellness exams are an important part of preventive medicine. They provide you with the opportunity to have a conversation with Dr. Coimbra regarding your health and your past medical history.

You can review your current medications and immunizations to ensure you’re up to date.  A wellness exam can also help Dr. Coimbra determine what health issues may appear later on in life and what you can do to prevent them.

When should you receive a wellness exam?

The frequency of your wellness exams depends on factors like your age and overall health. Lifestyle factors and your weight also influence how often you should check in with Dr. Coimbra.

Being overweight can increase your risk of health issues like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

You might also need a wellness exam if you plan on traveling or you’re starting a new job.

What can you expect during your wellness exam?

A wellness exam usually consists several components: a health risk assessment, a review of your personal and family health history, an updated medication list and immunization record, and a physical exam.

Health risk Assessment

During your health risk assessment, Dr. Coimbra will check your weight and your vitals, including heart rate, and blood pressure. She will also ask you questions about your lifestyle relating to your sleeping habits, diet, and exercise routine.

If any concerns come up during the assessment, she may recommend certain screenings. Coimbra Family Medical Center conveniently has their own in-house lab, which makes diagnostic work easy.

Your health history

Dr. Coimbra will review your personal and familial health history. This may include the dates and results of previous medical procedures or illnesses. She may also ask about any hereditary conditions that affect your family.

Review of medications and immunizations

Dr. Coimbra will review your current medications, including those prescribed by other physicians. This enables her to ensure that there are no negative interactions. It also gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you might have regarding your medications.

She will also make sure your immunization record is up to date, and provide vaccinations and tests as needed. These may include flu vaccinations, adult vaccines, and tuberculosis testing.

Physical Exams

Dr. Coimbra will complete your wellness exam by performing a comprehensive physical exam. During the physical exam, she will check for things like suspicious moles, rashes, and signs of infection. Dr. Coimbra will also check your ears, nose, throat, and muscle reflexes.

In addition to general physical exams, Dr. Coimbra provides exams to ensure female reproductive health.

Why are wellness exams important?

Apart from detecting diseases and medical conditions early on, your wellness exam helps to maintain your relationship with Dr. Coimbra as well. The time gives you the opportunity to ask Dr. Coimbra questions about your health.

If necessary, she can help educate you on how to tailor your lifestyle choices and live your healthiest and fullest life.

Be an advocate for your health and schedule your wellness exam today.  Call Dr. Coimbra at Coimbra Family Medical Center or request an appointment online.

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