Benefits of an Annual Physical
No matter what stage of life you are in, an annual physical is essential to your overall health and wellness. Seeing your primary care provider is one of the best ways to identify and treat health problems early, track your health progress, and maintain your overall wellness.
Assessing your health isn’t only important when you aren’t feeling well. There are many health issues that can go unnoticed for some time. That is why an annual checkup is so important for early identification and prevention. An annual physical exam is good for assessing overall health, updating your vaccinations, screening for certain cancers, updating your medical records, and establishing a relationship with your doctor.
What you can expect at an annual physical exam that will help your provider maintain the best assessment of your overall health:
- Weight and height check
- Blood pressure measurement
- Visual and physical assessments
- Mental health screenings
- Medication review and counseling
- Preventative advice and lifestyle modifications