Melanchton A Mangoba, M.D.
Internal Medicine Physician located in Riverside, CA
To keep your body in optimum condition and ensure you’re healthy, annual wellness exams are available at the office of experienced internal medicine physician Melanchton A. Mangoba, MD, in Riverside, California. Dr. Mangoba and his team provide comprehensive annual physicals to monitor and track changes in your health as part of your preventive health care. The team customizes your exam to your specific needs and values the long-term relationship they build with you through each phase of your life. To schedule an annual wellness exam, call the office of Melanchton A. Mangoba, MD, or request an appointment online today.
Annual Wellness Q&A
What is an annual wellness exam?
An annual wellness exam or physical is a routine medical check-up that you schedule even when you’re not sick. The purpose of the wellness exam is to identify early signs of illness when you’re not having symptoms and to ensure your body is functioning optimally.
Your annual wellness exam is an important part of your preventive health care. By addressing underlying health issues in their earliest stages, Dr. Mangoba can treat them and prevent them from worsening.
A physical is also a great opportunity to ask questions about your health and receive the necessary immunizations you need to prevent contagious diseases.
What can I expect during an annual wellness exam?
During your annual wellness exam, Dr. Mangoba spends time reviewing your personal and family medical history and your existing health. He physically examines your body, checking the flexibility of your joints, the tone of your muscles, and records information about your:
- Heart rate
- Lung function
- Blood pressure
- Body temperature
In addition to your physical health, Dr. Mangoba can also assess your mental health to identify depression, anxiety, and other issues that affect you mentally and emotionally. For older adults, dementia assessments are available.
If you need updates to your immunizations, Dr. Mangoba can provide them during your physical. He also reviews any medications or supplements you take to determine if you need any changes to improve their effectiveness.
Dr. Mangoba also offers comprehensive nutrition counseling to help you improve your diet and make it easier to manage a healthy body weight.
Does a physical exam include blood work?
To determine if you have diabetes, high cholesterol, or another underlying disease, Dr. Mangoba may request blood work. He takes blood draws on-site to ensure you receive answers about your health as quickly as possible.
Depending on your personal and family health history and your existing health, you may need other diagnostic testing as part of your routine wellness visit. Dr. Mangoba can refer you for specialized testing if necessary.
If you have an existing illness that requires medications, testing at your annual wellness exam, and during your routine follow-up visits, ensures your therapy is working.
If you haven’t had an annual wellness visit in more than a year, don’t put off scheduling an appointment at the office of Melanchton A. Mangoba, MD, by phone or by using the online booking feature.