What is a wellness exam?
To live a healthy lifestyle, you will need the care and advice of a trusted physician to guide you as you age. Our board-certified physician in pulmonary, internal, sleep, and geriatric medicine, Dr. Abraham "Avi" Ishaaya, would like to become more aware of your current level of health. A wellness exam is not about seeing a doctor after you are already sick, in pain, or suffering the consequences of avoiding your annual physical. A wellness exam at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers takes a preventive medicine approach. This means we would like to assist you in making the most out of your current health instead of waiting to treat or cure an ailment. Our team would like to be your resource for staying well and healthy to have a better quality of life.
In a wellness exam, we bring certain aspects of your health into focus. We do this by taking your vital signs, checking your weight, discussing your current medication list, family health history, and asking about your lifestyle choices. Then, you can discuss better ways to maintain your health, prevent disease, and feel your best each day. If you would like to have a wellness exam at our practice, please call for an appointment or submit a request online.
"I have known and been seeing dr ishaaya for about 7 years. He is the most knowledgeable and kind person ever. I highly recommend him!!"- E.B. / Yelp / Mar 17, 2020
"Dr. Ishaaya was so terrific and knowledgeable along with his very friendly staff. I recommend them highly. I was able to get a allergy test, a breathing test and a chest x-ray, and then the results with the Dr. in a very short amount of time. It was seamless and I really appreciated not having to make 4 different appointments to get this all done. I would highly recommend Dr. Ishaaya to everyone!!"- I.P. / Google / Mar 13, 2020
"Denise was very patient in helping me schedule an appointment. The visit was an in-and-out experience and on point. The staff provided sufficient information regarding parking and online registration. The process was easy and convenient. Overall, it was a pleasant experience."- C.S. / Google / Mar 09, 2020
"Honestly, this doctor is a Godsend. He actually listened to me when I said I couldn't breathe. He did a bunch of tests and figured things out that no doctor had before. He was nice and patient and made sure I got out to my car on time so I didn't get towed. I'm honestly going to him for everything. Also, his office staff is beyond nice."- A.O. / Yelp / Mar 04, 2020
"For the first time I attended this place formy appointment with Dr. Ishaaya and I am highly impressed by the receptionists, the nurses and the Doctor himself. All were so kind and had patience to listen to my health problems for which I am grateful, and so happy choosing this office for my pulmonary issues."- V.S. / Google / Mar 04, 2020
WHAT IF I AM SICK?
Are you sick? Have you been battling the cold and not getting better? Need to see a doctor but can’t get an appointment? At the Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Los Angeles, we understand that life happens, and sometimes, you need to see a doctor urgently. We will do our best to give you a same-day appointment so that you can start feeling better sooner. We can perform basic (symptom-specific) tests in the office during your visit to determine the cause of your illness. You will be able to save time and money getting your testing and evaluation done under one roof. Additionally, you may be able to get your medication, shots, or IV therapy at the center instead of waiting at the pharmacy.
Feeling under the weather? Need to see a doctor? Here are some of the common symptoms we see at our office:
- Asthma (shortness of breath)
- Blood clots, leg swelling, or poor circulation
- Chest pains
- Coughing, runny nose, or flu-like symptoms
- Excessive nausea
- Severe sinus headache
In a wellness exam, you will not have the types of tests or blood work performed as you would in an annual physical. A wellness exam is a checkup to collect information about your height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs. We may suggest that you have a physical instead of a wellness exam if you need a more aggressive assessment of your health. Also, if you need to have additional testing for something that is outside of Dr. Ishaaya's specialty, then he will refer you to a local specialist for your suspected medical condition.
To your good Health
Deliberately take a stance on your health. Schedule a wellness exam for yourself at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Los Angeles, CA. A wellness exam is intended to both ensure and promote good health so it is our mission to be there for you. Please contact our office as soon as possible to schedule a wellness exam appointment.