Wellness Q & A
What is wellness testing?
At New Tampa Internal Medicine Associates, Dr. Farooqui offers highly personalized preventive health care to help you stay as healthy as possible. Wellness testing and preventive health screenings are tests that allow Dr. Farooqui to monitor your health and identify signs of disease in their earliest stages.
One of the primary tools that Dr. Farooqui uses is the Heartwise head-to-toe exam. Heartwise is a noninvasive, 90-minute evaluation of your overall health. It includes 26 different tests, and the results are analyzed in the Heartwise software. The software uses specialized algorithms to compare and assess various aspects of your health to identify your risk of specific health problems.
You receive a full report of your results and have a follow-up appointment with Dr. Farooqui to discuss your results and a personalized wellness plan to enhance your well-being and reduce your risk of disease.
In addition to Heartwise, Dr. Farooqui also offers comprehensive blood testing for thyroid issues, high cholesterol, diabetes, and more. He also uses ultrasounds to assess your internal organs and circulatory system.
Why should I have wellness testing?
In many cases, health problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes don’t cause symptoms in their early stages. For example, of the approximately 70 million American adults who live with high blood pressure, around 13 million of them don’t know they have the disease.
Wellness testing checks for signs of illness and uses other information about your health to gauge your risk of certain diseases. Then, Dr. Farooqui uses this information to create customized wellness plans to address your health risks and improve your overall well-being.
What are the benefits of wellness testing?
Dr. Farooqui is passionate about preventive health care. He puts the phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” into action with his wellness plans. Dr. Farooqui helps you implement lifestyle changes and offers treatments to address areas of risk in your wellness to prevent you from developing a chronic disease. For example, he can help you quit smoking, clean up your diet, and add physical activity to your day, all of which reduces your risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and more.
If you want to invest in your health and wellness, call New Tampa Internal Medicine Associates today or schedule a consultation online.