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Annual Exams Specialist

Family First Wellness

Samantha Lindsay, MD

Family Medicine & Medical Spa located in Lutz, FL

The primary mission at Family First Wellness is for patients to get healthy, be healthy, and stay healthy, and the first step toward that goal is the annual exam. From newborns on up to the most senior member of the family, Samantha Lindsay, MD, provides comprehensive health care, including preventive care, which keeps the entire family in the pink of health. To schedule your annual exam, call the Lutz, Florida, office or use the online scheduler to make an appointment.

Annual Exams Q & A

Why is an annual exam important?

Annual exams are some of the most important tools in your family’s health care arsenal as they allow Dr. Lindsay the opportunity to track your family’s health from one year to the next. During these visits, Dr. Lindsay assesses your health, paying close attention to any risk factors or preexisting conditions that have the potential to cause problems. With most health issues, the chance to intervene early can make a positive impact on the outcome.

While annual exams are important for every member of the family, they’re especially critical for children, all of whom develop at a dizzying rate from the moment they exit the womb until they reach adulthood. During this time, Dr. Lindsay can oversee your child’s development, ensuring that important milestones are met and stepping in where necessary.

What happens during an annual exam?

When you or a family member visits Family First Wellness for an annual exam, Dr. Lindsay takes the time to thoroughly assess your health. To start, she records your vital statistics, including your:

  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Body temperature
  • Respiration rate
  • Height and weight

These numbers provide valuable baseline data that guides Dr. Lindsay in her care, allowing her to spot any trends that bear a closer look.

With these numbers recorded, Dr. Lindsay sits down with you to discuss your health since your last visit and any concerns you may have. From there, she performs a physical examination in which she:

  • Listens to your lungs and heart
  • Examines your head and neck
  • Palpates your abdomen

After your physical exam, Dr. Lindsay collects blood from you, which can reveal some very important information about your health.

What preventive steps can I take to safeguard my family’s health?

This is one area that Dr. Lindsay is passionate about and she reviews the steps you can take to improve your health. In many cases, lifestyle changes, such as more exercise or losing a few pounds, can make a marked difference in your ability to head off serious health issues.

Ultimately, every patient is unique and Dr. Lindsay recommends a preventive plan based on each person’s circumstances and health.

For peace of mind knowing that your family’s health is well looked after through annual exams, call Family First Wellness or request an appointment using the online scheduler.