Wellness Exam Specialist

Borum Family Health Clinic

Charles D. Borum, MD

Family Practice located in Natchez, MS

A wellness exam is the perfect time to connect with the physician who evaluates and manages your whole-body health. At Borum Family Health Clinic in Natchez, Mississippi, experienced board-certified physician Charles Borum, MD, skillfully performs wellness exams for every member of your family, from the youngest to the most senior members. Call the welcoming practice or click the easy online appointment maker to book your wellness exam now.

Wellness Exam Q & A

What is a wellness exam?

A wellness exam is a medical exam when you're not sick. The goal of a wellness exam, as the name implies, is to keep you well, so the consultation focuses on whole-body health. During a wellness exam, the Borum Family Health Clinic team considers all parts of your health, helps you manage chronic illness, and works with you to prevent illness in the future. 

How often should I have a wellness exam?

That depends on your needs, but most healthy patients need wellness exams only once a year. Elderly patients, chronic disease sufferers, and children facing health challenges may need wellness exams every six months instead. The Borum Family Health Clinic team can recommend the optimal wellness exam plan for you and each member of your family. 

What do wellness exams include?

Wellness exams usually include:

  • Medical history review
  • Vital signs check
  • Body mass index (BMI) check
  • Physical exam
  • Discussion of health and lifestyle
  • Health screenings customized for your age, sex, and risk factors
  • Management of current health issues, like diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Immunizations as needed

In addition to helping you with current problems and identifying new issues in the early stage, wellness exams are also about preventive care. Don't hesitate to be honest with the Borum Family Health Clinic team about your current lifestyle and challenges. They're not judgmental or harsh: Instead, they're here to partner with you, help you make the right health choices, and improve your bodywide wellness. 

How do I get ready for a wellness exam?

Before your wellness exam, the Borum Family Health Clinic team tells you about any specific guidelines. Usually, the only rules for a wellness exam are being well rested and dressing comfortably. If you’re having any screening tests, like blood tests, you may need to fast prior to your exam. 

Who pays for wellness visits?

Most insurance companies cover wellness visits at least once a year. Borum Family Health Clinic wants medical care to be accessible for all of their patients, and to that end they accept almost all insurance plans, and welcome Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) patients as well. The team will even take care of the insurance filing for you. 

Book your wellness visit at Borum Family Health Clinic by scheduling online or calling the Natchez office today.