Heuser Health


What to Expect

When members come in for their initial assessment, they will need to have fasted for 8 hours before arrival. Once they get to our facility, members are met by one of our friendly and knowledgeable physicians. We treat our members like the competent adults that they are: there is never any talking down to or shaming. We’re here to partner with you because we know you’re ready to work hard, and it all starts with getting our baseline metrics.

You will be asked a series of questions about your current health, any medications you’re on, any diagnoses you’ve received, and your family’s health history. Then we’ll take some basic physical parameters like your weight, resting heart rate and blood pressure as well as chest, waist and hip measurements. We’ll also determine your body fat percentage at this time.

Next, we’ll draw a small amount of blood to conduct a basic biometrics panel. This includes your “good cholesterol” and “bad cholesterol” as well as triglycerides and blood glucose. These measurements together will help us know if a member has or is at risk of developing hypertension, diabetes, obesity or dyslipidemia (high cholesterol).

The last part of the assessment is the active physical fitness segment that measures maximum sit ups, push ups, flexibility and VO2 Max -- a measure of cardiovascular capacity.

With all these measurements made, our physicians will sit down with you and discuss where you are currently. Then we’ll set goals for three months out, then six months out, and provide you with the plan to get there. It won’t be easy, but that’s why we’re here to help you every step of the way!