No one wants to go to the doctor, especially when they feel healthy. However, prioritizing your annual physical is your first line of defense for reaching and maintaining wellness.
Our Comprehensive Primary Care team has all the resources you need to protect your long-term health. Unfortunately, people often wait to schedule an appointment until a problem arises. That’s what makes an annual physical so important.
Have you been keeping up with these preventive healthcare appointments? Here’s why it’s time to start.
It makes perfect sense to schedule a doctor’s appointment when you don’t feel good or sustain some sort of injury. However, an annual physical is equally important for a person’s health.
Annual exams are considered preventive medicine. The appointment itself can vary from person to person based on their age, gender, and unique needs. However, they all have the same goals:
Annual exams also create an opportunity for people to raise questions or concerns about their health. These appointments ensure access to expert guidance and medical care from a trustworthy source.
Everyone can benefit from a preventive health care exam each year, and our team offers personalized recommendations based on your health and overall wellness.
Having an annual physical is fairly straightforward.
During each visit, you can expect our team to:
We also perform specific screenings on a case-by-case basis. For instance, women or those assigned female at birth may need a Pap test, breast exam, or STD testing. Similarly, men or those assigned male at birth may need testicular cancer screening, prostate screening, or STD testing. When you reach your 40s and beyond, you may also require regular bone density and colon cancer screenings.
This is just a snapshot of an annual physical's important health benefits. If you haven’t had an exam yourself lately, our team can provide detailed recommendations based on your age, gender, and overall health.