Wellness Visits Specialist

Open Water Medical

Family Medicine located in Beaufort, NC & Morehead City, NC

Wellness visits are an excellent way to address your preventive health needs. At Open Water Medical in Beaufort, Morehead City, and Zebulon, North Carolina, a team of medical professionals works to deliver top-quality wellness visits that support your best possible quality of life. To learn more, schedule an appointment online or by phone to meet the team and discuss your unique set of needs and goals.

Wellness Visits Q & A

What are wellness visits?

Wellness exams are a type of preventive care. Far too many men and women only visit their doctor when an issue arises. This approach deprives you of the chance to address health issues before they develop into serious health problems. You’ll also miss valuable health screenings and lifestyle modification advice that can enhance overall health and wellness.

Most men and women can benefit from an annual wellness exam. Health insurance, including Medicare, usually covers these visits, and the friendly office team at Open Water Medical is happy to check with your provider to verify coverage.

What happens during a wellness exam?

Your visit is an opportunity for your provider to gather important information about your health and lifestyle. The following components may be part of your wellness visit.

  • Physical exam
  • Shots and immunizations
  • Discussion of personal and family health history
  • Determination of your body mass index, or BMI
  • Vital signs
  • Discussion of your lifestyle and health habits including nutrition


Open Water Medical prefers a proactive approach to health care. That means assessing your current lifestyle and looking for areas to improve. Screening is an important part of that process and allows your practitioner to identify medical issues in the earliest stages, when treatment may be most effective.

Are medications part of a wellness visit?

At Open Water Medical every effort is made to help you achieve optimal health. Far too many health and wellness issues are treated using pharmaceutical solutions before attempting non-drug therapies. That can lead to a wide range of negative side effects, including the risk of addiction.

Medications may be necessary to treat certain conditions, and some drugs deliver outstanding results after a short dosing regimen. Your practitioner begins by reviewing all of your current and recent medications to determine if your needs are being met in the best possible way.

Alterations are made as needed. In some cases, a different medication may offer a better treatment path. Some men and women can achieve astounding results from short-term use of medications that help you quit smoking or shed excess pounds.

For a wellness exam, schedule a visit at Open Water Medical today. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a time that fits your busy life, or you can always reach the office by phone to check availability.