Introducing Dr. Kupkowski and Dr. Merok!

Wellness Exam

Windy City Health Partners

Family Practice & Osteopaths located in Roscoe Village, Chicago, IL

Dr. Kupkowski and Dr Merok provide evidence-based annual wellness visits for patients in Roscoe Village and throughout the Chicago, IL, region, including medical tests and screenings so patients can enjoy optimal health and wellness at every age.

Wellness Exam Q & A

Why is it important to have an annual physical exam?

Annual physicals provide your doctor with a wealth of information about your health especially as you get older so you can get the medical care you need to enjoy the best health possible while avoiding serious medical issues. Seeing the doctor every year means your doctor has an ongoing record of your health that can make it easier to spot subtle changes that could be an indication of an underlying disease. Plus, it ensures you receive important screening, immunizations and other treatments and guidance to help you stay well. Seeing the doctor every year also provides you with an opportunity to ask questions and discuss any health-related concerns you may have.

What happens during a wellness visit?

First, you'll need to fill out or update your medical history. Then, your weight will be measured and your blood pressure will be evaluated and recorded. Your height may also be recorded to determine your BMI (body mass index). The doctor may listen to your heart and lungs or perform other age-appropriate exam manuevers.  Typically, screening blood tests are recommended.  Age appropriate vaccines and cancer screening tests may be recommended.

What should I do to prepare for my physical?

Be ready to discuss your medical history and your family medical history so your doctor can look for risk factors that could make you more prone to certain diseases. Also have a list of any medications or supplements you're taking. If blood work or other tests have been completed elsewhere, be sure to have the results with you for your appointment.