Prevention/Care

Preventive Care, Well Visits, and Physicals

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Well visits, also called an annual check-up or physical, provide an opportunity for you and your doctor to work together to keep your family healthy. By assessing your risks for diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer, you can prevent health problems before they happen.

Well-visits often include:

  • Medical history
  • Physical exam
  • Health screenings
  • Health counseling
  • Immunizations

We recommend well-care visits at the following ages:

  • Two weeks
  • Two months
  • Four months
  • Six months
  • Nine months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months
  • Three years or more – annually

Check our schedule of well-visit handouts to help plan your child’s preventive care needs.

Care

Our services cover not only preventive care, vaccinations for adults and children, but management of chronic ailments, and general conditions, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Asthma and allergy management
  • Chronic disease management (e.g.: arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity)
  • Colds, coughs, and viruses/ flu
  • Earaches/ear infections
  • Headaches
  • Minor cuts, scrapes, and abrasions
  • Minor infections (e.g.: pink eye or urinary tract infections)
  • Physical exams (e.g.: annual well, sports, or work)
  • Skin problems (Acne)
  • Sore throats
  • Strains and sprains

Morgantown South offers the convenience of laboratory services on-site. Blood draws and specimens are collected in the office by trained personnel. Tests are run either at WVU Medicine or at an independent lab.