Prevention Health

Personalized Annual Wellness Exams

At least once a year can have a significant impact on your overall health and greatly improve your chances of diagnosing serious conditions early. 
  • A review of your current medical concerns
  • An update of any family or social history that may impact your health
  • A comprehensive physical exam
  • Laboratory testing, appropriate for your medical condition
  • A review of any additional recommended tests such as mammogram and colonoscopy
Women should also have the following screenings:
  • Pelvic exams
  • Breast exams
  • Pap smears, for early detection of cervical cancer
  • HPV (genital human papillomavirus) screenings
  • Hormone Balance
  • Mammogram
  • Bone Density
After the age of 50, men should consider annual prostate and colorectal exams for early detection of cancer.
The goal of preventative medicine is to stop certain medical conditions from occurring, and to identify serious issues early on so that treating them can be more effective. The Personalized Annual Wellness Exam is a large part of this. Your doctor may discuss diet and exercise recommendations as part of your wellness plan. Visiting your doctor at least once a year is essential to staying healthy. 

Diagnostic Tests& Procedures

Measurement of the heart muscle and valve function using ultrasound.
A resting EKG records the electrical activity of the heart. It can detect abnormalities that could lead to potentially serious heart problems, many of which are treatable with early detection.
Treadmill Stress Test
An EKG performed on a treadmill to screen for coronary heart disease and abnormal heart rhythms.
Spirometry with O2 Sat
Tests breathing function to detect asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and other respiratory problems.
Screens for colon cancer and is performed upon patients request.
Carotid Artery Ultrasound
Screening of the carotid arteries of the neck for atherosclerosis which can cause a stroke.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
Screens for a potential rupture in the abdominal aorta.
A hearing evaluation.
For Women:
Pap Smear
Tests for early signs of cervical cancer.

Additional Services

Depending on the outcome of your baseline physical exam, some of the tests or programs below may be recommended by your doctor as necessary for your health, or you may choose to participate on your own. These services may not be conducted at our offices and are billed separately, apart from The Woodlands Internists fee.

Outsourced Tests

Chest X-Ray
Screens for lung cancer, pulmonary diseases and heart disease.
Tests for early signs of breast cancer.
Visual Acuity and Tonometry
Vision is evaluated and eye pressure is measured to screen for glaucoma.
Fiberoptic Sigmoidoscopy – if necessary
The lower colon and rectum are checked for any abnormalities including polyps or cancer.
An examination of the entire colon, using a fiberoptic scope, to detect cancer, polyps or any other abnormality.
Full Body PET Scan
Metabolic study to screen for cancer and other disorders.
Coronary Artery Calcification Scoring
CAT scan of the heart to screen for cardiac risk.
Lung Cancer Screening with Spiral CT Scan
For high-risk patients, a CAT scan to detect early lung cancers.
Lipoprotein (NMR) Analysis
Comprehensive cholesterol analysis for patients with a high risk of cardiac disease.