Routine doctor’s visits are an easy and effective way to preserve your physical, mental, and sexual health. Even if you’re young and relatively healthy, preventive checkups can alert you early on to potentially serious health problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.
A doctor’s visit at BLISS Health is also a good opportunity to discuss your sexual health needs in a safe, non-judgemental environment, with caring providers who are highly educated on STD testing, pregnancy prevention, HIV and herpes care, and more.
At BLISS Health, our team provides comprehensive doctor’s visits, both in-person and via telemedicine, to sexually active people of all ages. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, contact the office online or call (407) 203-5984
What should I bring to a doctor’s visit?
To get the most out of your doctor’s visit, it’s important to gather the necessary paperwork and information. We recommend you bring the following documents to your appointment:
- Results from any recent tests
- List of the medications you currently take, including vitamins and supplements
- Names and contact information from your previous doctor(s)
- Medical and surgical history
- List of questions you have
- Insurance information and photo ID
Once you become a patient of BLISS Health, you will be in contact with someone from the Case Management program. This concierge service ensures you receive the care you need. If you’re underinsured or uninsured, we can also help you apply for a subsidy.
What can I expect at a doctor’s visit?
BLISS Health tailors doctor’s visits to each individual’s needs. Some of the most common services offered include:
At the beginning of your doctor’s visit, a nurse takes your temperature, weights and measures you, and asks about your lifestyle, including if you exercise regularly, smoke, or drink alcohol. After gathering this information, an on-staff primary care physician examines your eyes, ears, nose, and throat; checks your skin for any unusual marks or growths; and palpates your organs.
Your doctor listens to your heart and respiratory rate with a stethoscope, tests your reflexes, and orders lab work. Most visits take 45 minutes or less.
Lab work refers to diagnostic tests like lipid panels, urinalysis, and STD testing. The type of lab work that will most benefit you depends on your age, health history, and lifestyle. Following a doctor’s visit, we can make recommendations that align with your needs.
Vaccinations train your immune system to identify microorganisms like viruses, bacteria, and fungi. They provide an extra line of defense and help protect your health. Some of the most common vaccinations include the seasonal flu shot, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B.
If you need medication, like PrEP, PEP, or antidepressants, we can write you a prescription and have it filled at the on-site pharmacy. You can also have medication delivered by mail directly to your home.
Who can benefit from regular doctor’s visits at BLISS Health?
BLISS Health provides care for all adults and teens, but the patients who will most benefit from visiting us are sexually active individuals who may be at risk of STDs. Some of the most common conditions that we treat include:
- Hepatitis A, B, and C
- Genital herpes
- Anal dysplasia
- Bacterial vaginosis
- Mental health issues
We also provide hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for individuals undergoing gender transition and the P-Shot for people experiencing erectile dysfunction.