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Well Visits Specialist

Shamala Mohanasundaram, M.D. -  - Board Certified Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Shamala

Shamala Mohanasundaram, M.D.

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician located in Los Gatos, CA

Staying on top of your wellness visits and regular checkups helps you to be proactive with your health care and protect your health. At her private practice in Los Gatos, California, experienced family medicine physician Dr. Shamala offers wellness visits, including Pap tests and gynecological exams, mammograms, bone scans, colonoscopy referrals, and routine blood work. This is also your chance to ask questions and discuss your concerns and symptoms. For quality, individualized care, call Dr. Shamala’s office or click the online booking tool to make an appointment.

Well Visits Q & A

What is a wellness visit?

A wellness visit is a preventive care visit and checkup with your qualified and trusted medical provider. Dr. Shamala provides comprehensive check-ups, physical exams, screenings, and more to evaluate your risks and your health.

The specifics and type of wellness visit you might need depend on several factors, such as your age, sex, health concerns, and family and medical history. Dr. Shamala recommends a general physical exam at least once every year to obtain a clear picture of your overall health.

What can I expect during my wellness visit?

All wellness visits typically begin with a consultation and a discussion of your concerns and medical and social history along with a review of your medications.

Dr. Shamala might suggest certain exams and testing to check your:

  • Cholesterol
  • Blood pressure
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Skin health and complexion
  • Blood sugar levels
  • Certain risk factors for chronic diseases (such as genetic mutations)

Depending on the type of wellness visit, Dr. Shamala will perform a physical exam and examine your heart, breathing, reflexes, and skin for abnormalities.

Dr. Shamala provides efficient and convenient blood work, including glucose, lipid, and detailed thyroid screenings. In some cases, you can get your results the same day.

After your physical exam, your evaluation, and any necessary testing, your wellness visit might include a personalized treatment plan to treat an existing or newly diagnosed health condition.

Dr. Shamala also provides smoking cessation and counseling.

What are the advantages of a wellness visit?

Your wellness visit provides an array of benefits, such as:

  • Exam and test results that help produce a valuable timeline of your health
  • The medical support and care of a trusted provider with whom you’re familiar 
  • Professional assistance to help you make decisions about your health
  • A clear explanation of your current health
  • Valuable information about how to live a healthier lifestyle 

Even if you’re in good health, your wellness visit is an integral part of your preventive care that allows you and Dr. Shamala to assess and lower your risks of disease. With a physical exam, Dr. Shamala can detect abnormalities, such as irregular heartbeat or a heart murmur.

Prioritize your health with regular wellness visits and exams. Call Dr. Shamala’s office, or click the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.