Did you know?that annual physicals were not commonplace in America until the 1940’s? Their popularity has since escalated, with the National Institutes of Health reporting that more than 9 in 10 Americans now believe routine exams are essential for healthy living. In addition to patients, doctors also believe yearly adult physicals are important – and not just for health reasons. Visiting a [city] doctor on a periodic basis helps establish a trusting relationship that facilitates communication and trust when potential health problems arise.
Yes. You should get a check-up at our clinic every year. However, the types of screenings and exams that you’ll have may vary from year to year depending on your age and health.
If it is your first time visiting us, you’ll complete paperwork about your personal and family health history, as well as any medications you may be taking and symptoms you may be having. Our nurse or medical assistant may weight you and check your blood pressure. When the doctor comes into your exam room, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss symptoms and ask any questions you may have. You may then be submitted to a series of tests that screen for diseases or systemic complications. Finally, our doctors may provide lifestyle recommendations for healthy living and also encourage you to update your vaccinations.
Your doctor may recommend making certain changes to your lifestyle habits following your exam. For example, you may be encouraged to exercise more, eat more healthfully, get more sleep, reduce your stress, or even begin taking certain vitamins, supplements or medications.