Wellness Visits Specialist

JEE Healthcare

Joseph E Escobar, MD

Family Medicine located in East Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Wellness visits are a critical part of your family’s preventive health care. At JEE Healthcare in the East Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, board-certified family medicine physician Joseph Escobar, MD, invites adults and children in for regular wellness visits to promote overall good health and well-being. Call today to schedule your visit, or use this website to reach out online.

Wellness Visits Q & A

What are wellness visits?

Wellness visits give you and members of your family the opportunity to meet with Dr. Escobar when you’re not experiencing acute symptoms of disease or injury. This allows him to focus on your daily health and how to improve your daily habits to boost your overall health. 

Even if you’re perfectly healthy, wellness visits are important. They give you time to identify potential health problems through screenings, a physical exam, and laboratory tests. Many health problems don’t always have outward symptoms, such as high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. 

Dr. Escobar can also ensure your energy levels are up to par and that your diet, exercise habits, and lifestyle support good, long-term health.   

Medicare patients can visit JEE Healthcare to have their annual wellness visit too. This visit is free to you and includes a review of your medical and social history. It also includes education and counseling about good health habits. 

Do children benefit from wellness visits?

Dr. Escobar also provides essential wellness care for children. He ensures your child’s growth is on target and that they’re up-to-date on essential vaccinations.

During these pediatric wellness visits, Dr. Escobar evaluates your child’s height and weight. Blood pressure is measured in older children too. Dr. Escobar completes a comprehensive physical exam that evaluates your child’s heart, lungs, reflexes, external genitals, ears, nose, and throat. 

This wellness visit is the time to bring up any concerns you have about your child’s health. Dr. Escobar also reviews lifestyle factors that impact their health, such as sleep, safety, diet, and exercise.

What happens during a wellness visit?

Your wellness visit is customized to your age and health status. At all visits, the staff at JEE Healthcare obtains important vitals, like height, weight, and oxygen saturation, and reviews your recent medical history. Older children and adults get a blood pressure check too. 

Dr. Escobar talks with you about your current health and any concerns. If you have a chronic condition, like diabetes or hypertension, he reviews your treatment plan and medications. 

Dr. Escobar also performs a physical exam, looking at the health of your skin, eyes, and thyroid. He listens to your heart and lungs and tests your reflexes. An evaluation of your muscle tone is also part of your physical exam. 

You also get recommendations for annual bloodwork, like a metabolic panel or blood sugar test, or any screenings, like a colonoscopy. 

Further, a wellness visit also includes a discussion of your lifestyle and how it impacts your health. Dr. Escobar may ask you about smoking, diet, exercise, and alcohol consumption. 

Schedule your own and your family’s wellness visits today. Call JEE Healthcare, or use the online tool to book an appointment.