Health Risk Assessments

Family Medicine & Primary Care Center located in Robbins, NC

Health Risk Assessments services offered in Robbins, NC

If you want to reduce your risk of medical issues and improve your quality of life, consider a health risk assessment. At North Moore Family Practice, family medicine specialists Vonda Reives, FNP-C, and Kristin Hockersmith, FNP, provide health risk assessments to help people estimate their risk of certain conditions and promote healthier choices. To make an appointment, call the office in Robbins, North Carolina, or book online today.

What are health risk assessments?

Health risk assessments provide insight into medical issues that don’t present obvious symptoms. Specifically, they provide an easy, effective, and affordable way to determine your risk for certain chronic conditions, like heart disease, cancer, or depression.

If your North Moore Family Practice provider determines that you can benefit from treatment, they develop a custom care plan that aligns with your needs.

What do health risk assessments involve?

At North Moore Family Practice, the providers conduct health risk assessments on site.

First, your provider has you fill out a questionnaire that inquires about your health and lifestyle,  including if you take prescription medication, if you use tobacco, how often you drink, and if you exercise regularly. Answer each question as honestly as possible because your responses help guide treatment.

Next, your North Moore Family Practice provider conducts a physical exam. They also order lab work, including blood tests, urinalysis, as well as sex-specific screenings, like a Pap test or a prostate exam.

If necessary, your provider might also order diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI, to get a closer look at your bones, joints, or soft tissues.

After gathering all of the necessary information, your North Moore Family Practice provider assesses how certain acute or chronic issues may affect your health in the short and long term. Then, they make recommendations to reduce the risk of disability, hospitalization, or premature death. Your provider also offers feedback to promote healthier choices.

Why are health risk assessments important?

Health risk assessments are important because they provide valuable insights into your general well-being. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that 60% of factors related to a person’s health and quality of life can be attributed to lifestyle. The more you know about certain risk factors, like your age, family history, race, and sex, the easier it is to take steps to live a healthy and active lifestyle. 

What are the benefits of undergoing a health risk assessment?

Participating in a health risk assessment offers various benefits, including:

  • Information about your risk of acute and chronic medical issues
  • Insights into your physical and mental health
  • Education about healthy living
  • A chance to ask questions or discuss concerns

Risk assessments can also help you age more gracefully. By determining your risk of heart disease or cancer now, you can take steps to prevent it in the future.

To explore the benefits of health risk assessments, make an appointment at North Moore Family Practice by calling the office or booking online today.