Central Wellness

Mission of Wellness Committee

The mission of the Wellness Committee is to promote healthy development of the mind, body and spirit of the members of the Central Methodist University Community through physical exercise, health and fitness awareness, educational programs, and recreational activities.


Definition of Wellness

The concept of wellness advocates a balanced approach to life and includes social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, occupational and physical components.


Wellness Focus:  What to ask your doctor

Have you ever found yourself drawing a blank when it comes time to ask your doctor important questions about your health? You're not alone. It helps to take some time before your visit and write down all of the medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements and other treatments you use. Then think through anything else you might want to tell your doctor about your health. Finally, write down any questions you have. This list will get you started:

  • Do I need to come back for another visit?
  • Can I call for test results?
  • What should I do to prevent or delay health problems?
  • Are there changes I should make to improve my health?
  • Are there tests or screenings I should have, based on my age or other risk factors?
  • Am I due for any vaccines?
  • Is this visit preventive or diagnostic?

What's preventive care and diagnostic care?

Did you know there are tests that can help you stay healthy, catch any problems early and even save your life? They're called preventive care because they can help prevent some health problems. They're different from diagnostic care, which is when you have symptoms of a health problem and the doctor wants to find out why.

Preventive care is paid for by your medical benefits with Anthem, but you'll have to pay part of the cost of diagnostic care, depending on your specific plan. Not all preventive care is recommended for everyone, so talk to your doctor about what you need.

What to ask if you're diagnosed with a health problem

If your doctor finds you have a health problem, you want to understand, in simple language, what the problem is. Because health issues can come up at any time, prepare yourself by bringing the following list of questions:

  • What's the name of the condition? How do you spell it?
  • What does it mean?
  • Why do you think I have this problem? What may have caused it?
  • How long will it last?
  • How will this problem affect me? Will I need to change my activities?
  • Are there long-term effects?
  • Can it be cured? How can it be treated, managed, or made better?
  • How can I learn more about it?

What to know before you leave

By the end of your visit, you want to be able to answer these three questions:

  • What is my main problem?
  • What do I need to do?
  • Why is it important that I do this?

If you don't have the answers to these questions, ask your doctor again.

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