General Health Specialist

Daniela Gerard, MD, PhD -  - Wellness Center

Wyoming Medical Wellness Center

Daniela Gerard, MD, PhD

Wellness Center & Family Practice located in Gillette, WY

Even if you feel like your life is in disarray, you have some control over your general health. At Wyoming Medical Wellness Center in Gillette, Wyoming, Daniela Gerard, MD, PhD, and her team can answer all of your questions about your health and administer treatments as they’re necessary. To book your next exam or consultation, call Wyoming Medical Wellness Center, or request an appointment using the online tool today.

General Health Q & A

What is general health?

Although many patients think of their general health as simply a lack of disease, it actually goes a bit deeper. Your general health consists of not only your physical health, but also your mental health, sociability, and your ability to recognize your own needs. General health also includes your ability to recover efficiently from illnesses and other ailments. 

Though there are many factors affecting your health that you can’t control, including your genetics, environment, socioeconomic status, and some relationships, it’s important to remember that you can control others. Each time you visit Wyoming Medical Wellness Center, Dr. Gerard and her team can help you learn to work toward general health.

Which aspects of my general health does my physician monitor?

An important part of staying healthy is to form and continue a strong relationship with your primary physician. At Wyoming Medical Wellness Center, Dr. Gerard encourages her patients to attend regular physical exams and visit whenever they notice prolonged or recurrent symptoms. 

Each time you visit, Dr. Gerard and her team measure and evaluate different parts of your bodily functioning. Depending on your symptoms and age, they may include your:

  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Breathing
  • Cholesterol
  • Motor reflexes
  • Vision
  • Balance
  • Skin blemishes
  • Mental state

Additionally, Dr. Gerard becomes familiar with your own medical history and that of your family. This helps her identify warning signs of conditions that you’re prone to getting. She also accounts for any existing conditions that you have and helps you keep up on your treatment.

What steps can I take to keep up on my general health?

Maintaining your general health requires effort. Your lifestyle and daily decision-making affect it, and you can do many things to minimize your chances of falling out of step. 

To keep up on your general health, you should:

  • Eat a nutritious diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get adequate sleep
  • Be optimistic
  • Find ways to manage your stress
  • Attend regular physical exams
  • Get screened for diseases
  • Keep up on your vaccinations

Taking these steps won’t ensure that you’ll never get sick or injured. Rather, they’ll help you optimize your wellbeing and lower your chances of experiencing health problems or discontent.

Your general health is one of your most valuable assets. For more tips for how to live a healthy life, call Wyoming Medical Wellness Center, or request an appointment online today.