Primary Care Physicians & Weight Management Physicians located in Schaumburg, IL
Maintaining good health takes work, and having a skilled primary care provider is essential for preventing and managing illnesses and disease. WellessenceMD is a leading provider of internal medicine and primary care services for men and women in and around Schaumburg, Illinois, providing comprehensive care options to promote optimal health during adult years. At WellessenceMD, patients throughout the northern and western Chicagoland areas can obtain physical health assessments, screenings and guidance to improve overall well-being.
Internal Medicine Q & A
What is internal medicine and primary care?
Primary care, also referred as Internal medicine is the area of medicine that is focused on the health needs of adults. Our staff provide comprehensive care for acute and chronic diseases, as well as proactive and preventive care options to help men and women maintain health as they get older. Plus, an internal medicine specialist offers medical care and guidance for substance abuse issues, anxiety and stress, and other issues that can take an emotional as well as a physical toll on patients.
What kinds of primary care services does WellessenceMD offer?
Dr. Nance and nurse practitioner Heidi provides all basic primary care services to their patients. They combines their extensive knowledge of evidenced based medicine with a multitude of integrated strategies to achieve the best outcomes. Internal Medicine services include
- Complete Physical Exams
- Preoperative Consultations
- Urgent Care Visits
- Chronic Medical Problem Management
- Routine Pap Smear
- School Sports Physicals
- Full lab services on site
- In-home sleep studies
- In-home cardiac monitoring
- Spirometry Testing
- Indirect Calorimetry (Metabolism Testing)
- Body Composition Analysis (InBody)
- Recommended vaccines and boosters
Why is it important to see an primary care specialist?
Doctors who specialize in internal medicine are skilled in the diseases and disorders that are most common among adults, which means they have significant experience providing optimized care, especially as the risks for age-related conditions grow. Internal medicine doctors understand the subtle signs of diseases and the need for different types of health screenings at different ages to help men and women take a proactive role in their health so they can help ward off acute and chronic issues, including those related to aging.
How often should I have a well-visit?
Adults should have an exam and well visit every 12 months to look for signs of diseases and to be screened for risk factors so they can enjoy the best health possible at every age.
Some of the screenings include:
- Yearly skin assessment
- Blood pressure, cholesterol and BMI assesment
- Need for colorectal cancer screening
- CT screening for lung cancer
- Bone Density testing
- Testicular cancer screening
- Hernia screening
- Prostate cancer screening
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
- Yearly breast exam with mammography screening when appropriate for women
- Pap smear screening when appropriate