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.
"Dr. Ishaaya and key members of his service providers, including Nurse Practitioner Melissa Tauer and scheduler Anastasia (I hope I recall hers, accurately, as she is always a delight!), are consistently among the most personable, attentive, meticulously-detailed, and genuinely patient medical personnel in the HISTORY of my experience with doctors' offices. I have ALWAYS appreciated the thorough, exploratory approach to diagnosis and the healthiest strategies to remedies and healing. I sometimes catching myself marveling that I don't have "another question" after appointments there. It's unexpected and so appreciated that Dr. Ishaaya will typically call a day after a visit, to see how I'm feeling. I should add that I just had an extensive recent tele-visit with Melissa amid this Covid pandemic - and was beyond-satisfied with her level of care, thoughtfulness and time. I cannot recommend this office enough - for any of Dr. Ishaaya's specialties, or as a Primary Care Physician!"- J.S. / Google / Aug 06, 2020
"Great office and staff. My initial intake was super fast, and I was brought in immediately. Office was clean and safe. They had guest WiFi. Medical staff spoke to me immediately, and the doctor came in shortly after. The doctor was thorough and patient, and answered my questions. I was out of there in a short time, and was really pleased with the entire visit."- G.H. / Google / Aug 04, 2020
"Only a first visit so far, but impressed with the quality of service and facility. Nurse practitioner who saw me was nice, thorough and methodical which is what I’m looking for. Looking forward to going back for my tests and to see the Doctor himself. Thank you!"- F.O. / Google / Jul 29, 2020
"Staff are hospitable. They see to it that you are entertained and relaxed while waiting for your doctor."- J.H. / Google / Jul 24, 2020
"As a new patient, I was impressed by the efficiency and friendly experience I had. I spoke to the NP and Dr. Ishaaya and felt they understood what my medical condition was and would get my medication approved asap. The entire appointment was 30 minutes and really left with a positive experience."- A.P. / Google / Jul 23, 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.