Wellness Specialist

Doctor Susan Kawakami

Family Medicine located in Downey, CA

When it comes to improving or maintaining your health and wellness, much of the work falls on you. However, you don’t have to do it all alone. At Doctor Susan Kawakami, the family medicine team considers the relationship they develop with you more of a partnership, and they provide the guidance, tools, and support you need to help you achieve optimal wellness. To get started on your journey towards better health, call the Downey, California, office or request an appointment online today.

Wellness Q & A

What is wellness?

Wellness isn’t just about being free of disease or illness. It’s a state of health that ultimately leads to a longer and better quality of life. Your overall wellness includes every dimension of your life that affects your health, including:

  • Physical health
  • Emotional health
  • Work
  • Social interactions
  • Intellect 
  • Spiritual health

However, wellness isn’t something that just comes naturally. It requires your active participation, which includes being more aware of your choices and lifestyle and how it affects your health and long-term wellness. 

The wellness specialists at Doctor Susan Kawakami take a proactive approach to care. They exert a lot of effort in helping their patients achieve their health and wellness goals by spending time getting to know and understand their patients. This approach helps them create a more trusting relationship that encourages patients to be more open about their health needs and concerns, which leads to better care.

When it comes to health and wellness, the team considers themselves more of a partner, providing the support, tools, and guidance each patient needs to achieve their health goals.

What can I expect during a wellness exam?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation during a wellness exam at Doctor Susan Kawakami. During your wellness exam, the team spends a lot of time gathering information about your lifestyle and habits, work and social life, as well as your family medical history and personal medical history. These details are essential for the development of your wellness plan.

The team may also conduct a physical exam and run blood tests and a urinalysis to assess general health. Specific health screenings may also be recommended based on your age, past medical history, and family history to assess for various health risks. 

Based on the information gathered during your examination, the team develops your wellness plan, which may include:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Exercise program
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Stress management
  • Talk therapy

Your wellness plan may also include specific medical interventions aimed at improving your physical health, such as immunizations or disease-specific medication.

Why is wellness important?

Wellness is important because it improves your overall quality of life. Your emotional and physical health affects your overall well-being, which may affect your choices, actions, and emotions. Maintaining optimal wellness that encompassess your whole health reduces stress and the risk of illness and improves your outlook and interactions with others. 

To take charge of your health and wellness, call the office of Doctor Susan Kawakami today or use the online booking button to schedule an appointment.