Wellness Visit Specialists

Pacific MD

Internists located in Woodland Hills, CA

Wellness visits are a great way for you to take charge and stay on top of your health by exploring the many measures you can take to prevent illness and disease. Through consistent monitoring, Dr. Payum Abdarbashi and Dr. Dilip Anmangandla of Pacific MD in Woodland Hills and Agoura Hills, California, are able to recommend preventive measures and healthy behaviors based on your specific background and risk factors.

Wellness Visit Q & A

What is a wellness exam versus an annual physical?

While many of the same procedures and tests are conducted at both exams, there are some differences. During a wellness exam, Dr. Abdarbashi and Dr. Anmangandla will still check your vitals and measurements, like height and weight, but place more emphasis on preventive measure, especially if you are in a higher risk categories, like pregnancy or advanced age. They also discuss which screenings are appropriate for your age, stage in life, and existing conditions. For older patients, Dr. Abdarbashi and Dr. Anmangandla also check for cognitive impairments.

No matter your age, wellness exams are a great way to keep track of your health and discuss measures you can take in every stage of life to ensure optimum health.

What is women’s wellness?

A women’s wellness exam focuses on all the stages in your life, from your younger reproductive years through menopause and beyond. Dr. Abdarbashi and Dr. Anmangandla track and record your progress, focusing on the issues that are unique to women.

Wellness exams for women typically involve checking the following:

  • Weight
  • Blood pressure and heart function
  • Hormone levels
  • Liver function
  • Respiratory system
  • Breasts
  • Pelvic region

If you are pregnant, or planning on becoming pregnant, wellness exams are important in making sure that you are in the best condition possible for the future health of you and your children.

As you enter menopause, changes in your body due to lowered hormone levels bring on a new set of issues your doctor should watch.

Wherever you are in life, Dr. Abdarbashi and Dr. Anmangandla can help navigate the issues that may crop up through annual wellness exams.

What is men’s wellness?

As a man, your issues and considerations are addressed at annual wellness exams when your doctor looks at:

  • Height and weight
  • Vital signs like temperature, blood pressure, breathing rate, and heart rate
  • Testicular exam
  • Penis exam
  • Hernia exam
  • Prostate exam 

Annual wellness exams for men are important for understanding the preventive measure you can take to combat conditions and diseases that are prevalent, and unique, among males. 

Often, just getting the right amount of exercise and eating well, while avoiding bad habits like smoking and high alcohol consumption, go a long way toward preventing many health problems from occurring.

Dr. Abdarbashi and Dr. Anmangandla understand the issues unique to men and work individually with you to find solutions that best fit your lifestyle.

All Major Insurance Plans Accepted

At Pacific MD, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Coventry / First Health (Assurant)
United Healthcare