Achieve your health, wellness goals with help from a well-being physical

Texas Children’s Employee Medical Clinic is excited to introduce the new Well-Being Physical, a comprehensive and personalized 12-week program to support our employees in moving from “knowing” to “doing” when it comes to achieving your health and wellness goals.

In addition to a physical exam and lab testing to help identify potential health concerns, the Well-Being Physical also includes three health coaching sessions for employees to develop personal well-being goals; gain the knowledge and practical tools to make behavioral changes; and connect with resources to stay motivated and accountable on the journey to better health.

All employees who participated in a pilot of the Well-Being Physical said they experienced improvement in their nutritional habits. Nearly 70 percent saw their overall quality of life and health habits improve, and 60 percent reduced their body fat and weight over the course of the program. Participants also reported significant outcomes such as improved mood and self-confidence, increased energy and physical activity and better sleep. Learn more.

Click here for Employee Medical Clinic locations and hours of operation. To schedule your appointment, contact the clinic at 832-824-2424.

Do you know your health numbers?

The Employee Medical Clinic and numerous providers also offer routine annual check-ups, which are an ideal way to know the four critical health numbers that are key indicators of your physical well-being and your body’s overall health:

  • Blood pressure measures the force of blood against the arteries when the heart beats and rests, and is a telltale sign for possible heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.
  • Cholesterol is a waxy substance produced by the liver. HDL is good and LDL is bad, but both numbers need to be kept in check.
  • Blood sugar is a leading determinant for the onset of diabetes.
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) is an indicator for health risks based on height and weight.

Want to take an even closer look at the importance of your health numbers and how to understand them? Join the Employee Medical Clinic for an interactive chat session featuring expert advice and information from health care team members Dr. Irene Lomeda; Elias Cortez, nurse practitioner and certified diabetes educator; and registered dietitians Staci Astrein and Amy Kennedy.

Know Your Numbers Health Chat
Tuesday, February 19
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Texas Children’s Auditorium, Abercrombie, Level B1
Click here to register as space is limited.
Please note: No food or drinks are allowed in the auditorium.

Chat participants will learn the recommended ranges for their four health numbers, discover how to adjust daily habits and activities right now to improve their numbers, and get tips on disease prevention and heart-healthy living. A remote option will be available via Skype for those who can’t attend the chat in person.

Additional details about the Know Your Numbers Health Chat are available here and on the Well-Being page on Connect. If you have any questions, contact the Well-Being team at