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Annual Wellness Exam Specialist

Elsa L Lerro, M.D. -  - Internal Medicine

Elsa L Lerro, M.D.

Internal Medicine located in Fresno, CA

An annual wellness exam is the ideal time to get personalized recommendations to maximize your health and longevity. At her practice in Fresno, California, Elsa L. Lerro, MD, offers customized annual wellness exams for you based on your age, health, and history. Using evidence-based screening recommendations, she can help you prevent disease and stay healthy. Call the office or use the online appointment maker.

Annual Wellness Exam Q & A

What is an annual wellness exam?

An annual wellness exam is a medical checkup to help maintain your health. During an annual wellness exam, Dr. Lerro focuses on health risk assessments that she customizes for your age, existing health issues, social history, medical history, and family medical history. 

Yearly screenings are a proactive way to protect your whole-person wellness. Through these screenings, you can learn about possible health problems early, often while the problem's still in the developing stages. Generally, diseases are most treatable in the early stages. 

With an early diagnosis, you can implement preventive measures or start targeted treatment right away. Treating health problems early greatly increases your chance of staying healthy long-term, and it also significantly reduces the need for invasive treatments like surgery. 

What happens during my annual wellness exam?

During your annual wellness exam, Dr. Lerro performs a variety of screenings and checkups based on your needs. 

Routine checkups

This may include a check of vital signs, weight, and body mass index (BMI) along with other routine health checks.

Screening tests 

Your specific screening tests vary throughout adulthood. Dr. Lerro follows clinical recommendations for disease screening, such as cervical cancer screening during women's health exams and colorectal cancer screening in both men and women after about age 45. 

Your screening tests may involve a blood draw, urine sample, stool sample, or other types of scheduled procedures. You may need certain tests earlier than usual depending on your personal health history, family health history, and social history. 

Mental health assessment

Dr. Lerro recognizes that whole-body health isn't only physical. She also screens for mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. 

The ultimate goal during your annual exam is to catch problems before they can grow serious and harm your health permanently.

Do you treat chronic conditions during annual wellness exams?

During your annual wellness exam, Dr. Lerro assesses the efficacy of your current chronic disease treatment. If you need any changes to maximize your health and wellness, she can make them at that time. 

If you have serious chronic health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, Dr. Lerro might recommend more frequent wellness checkups. 

Book your annual wellness exam by calling the office of Elsa L. Lerro, MD, or clicking the online appointment tool.