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Wellness Visit Specialist

Southwest Urgent Care

Southwest Urgent Care

Internal Medicine & Urgent Care located in Chicago, Evergreen Park, IL & Oak Lawn, IL

If you are interested in achieving overall health and wellness, we want to help you. As your preferred internist in Evergreen Park, Illinois, we are here to provide you with your next wellness visit. Contact our office to schedule your upcoming wellness visit.

Wellness Visit Q&A

What Is a Wellness Visit and Why Should I Care?

Typically, you see a doctor or internist when you have a medical complaint, condition, illness, or disease. However, when you go to see our providers for a wellness visit, this is completely different. A wellness check is more focused on preventing illnesses or adverse conditions. More importantly, a wellness visit will alert the provider to any signs or warnings that indicate something more serious. Wellness visits are opportunities to check in with your health to ensure that any changes are monitored and treated before they escalate into something much more serious. You should have a wellness visit at least once a year unless instructed otherwise to maintain and improve your overall health.

Aren’t Wellness Visits for Infants and Children?

When you have a baby you are commonly scheduled for wellness checks to ensure the proper growth of your child. However, by elementary school parents will often slow down on their wellness visits. This is unfortunate because a wellness visit will be the best way for the provider to identify any health problems early on. Early detection can be a lifesaver, so schedule your wellness visits for children and adults today. Regular visits allow you and the doctor to building a lasting and long term relationship. This helps the doctor to recognize changes in your physical, emotional, and mental health.

What Questions Should I Ask During My Appointment?

  • What one change should I make to have the biggest improvement in my health?
  • What are the best ways to manage my health?
  • What screenings should I have?
  • Are my test and screening results within normal limits?
  • What symptoms should I look out for, considering my age and medical history?
  • What conditions do I have a higher risk of developing?
  • Is my health better, worse or the same since my last visit?

Southwest Urgent Care accepts most PPO plans. For any insurance/billing related questions, please contact our office.

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