Wellness is a preventive approach to health care that involves becoming aware of the choices you’re making and making changes to lower your risk of chronic disease. With the help of board-certified physician Karl Trippe, MD, at Waco Primary Care in Texas, you can undergo comprehensive wellness care to improve your health and help you live your best life.  254-399-6545

Wellness Q & A

What is wellness?

Preventing chronic conditions is always easier than treating them. The purpose of a wellness plan is to become aware of the lifestyle choices you make each day, so you can learn to make better choices and improve your health. 

Wellness plans also help you balance your mental and social wellbeing, so you can reduce stress, depression, and other issues that impact your physical health. 

Why does wellness matter?

Focusing on your wellness is more than starting a temporary weight-loss plan; it involves making healthful choices in everything you do — for life. Wellness matters if you want to:

  • Maintain your weight
  • Improve your energy
  • Stabilize your moods
  • Improve your focus 
  • Lower your risk of chronic disease
  • Manage chronic or inherited conditions
  • Lower your risk of serious complications, including stroke

With the help of Dr. Trippe at Waco Primary Care, you can undergo personalized wellness care that empowers you to live your life to the fullest.

How can a doctor help me with wellness?

When you begin your wellness journey at Waco Primary Care, Dr. Trippe gets to know you as an individual person. He evaluates your personal and family medical history, so he can better tailor your health care needs. Dr. Trippe provides the following wellness services (to name a few):

  • Exercise planning
  • Weight-loss planning
  • Smoking cessation plans
  • Medication management
  • Nutrition and dietary counseling

As a skilled family physician, Dr. Trippe is also able to track inherited conditions that run in families. For example, if you have blood relatives with high cholesterol, Dr. Trippe monitors your blood lipid levels closely and helps you learn how to make lifestyle choices to keep your cholesterol levels down. 

Which types of wellness screenings do I need?

Waco Primary Care provides a host of comprehensive wellness screenings that are customized to your health. Dr. Trippe may recommend:

  • Urinalysis 
  • Skin check 
  • Mammogram 
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Cholesterol (lipid) check
  • Pap smear or testicular exam
  • Complete blood cell (CBC) test
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing

Dr. Trippe also offers the TM-FLOW® System screening, which checks your risk of peripheral artery disease. This noninvasive test lets Dr. Trippe evaluate your overall vascular functioning, so he can intervene early on if you’re at risk of heart disease-related issues.

Waco Primary Care provides comprehensive wellness care for all members of your family. You can conveniently schedule an appointment by phone.