Find out why everyone should visit their general practitioner at least once a year.
No matter how healthy you are or think you might be, it’s still important to have a doctor that you can turn to for preventive medicine. After all, the goal of any primary care physician is to ensure that you get the care you need while you’re healthy to prevent the need for more expensive, time-consuming and aggressive treatments in the future. Why are annual checkups so important?
They Prevent Issues
One of the main reasons you should visit a general doctor once a year is to make sure that you are healthy and that you are doing everything you need to stay healthy. Along with a thorough physical exam, we will also screen for certain chronic conditions and provide you with the appropriate immunizations.
Annual medical checkups are important for everyone, no matter how healthy you might be. Vaccinations aren’t just for kids and teens, they can also benefit adults too. We can administer vaccines to adults to protect them against the flu, shingles and other communicable diseases. Visiting your general practitioner for routine care is one of the best ways to prevent certain health problems from happening in the first place.
They Detect Health Problems Early
Another reason to keep up with regular health exams is so that your doctor can detect issues early on so there is a better chance of managing and treating the problem. For conditions that cannot be cured, a doctor can still provide you with the proper treatment and medication you need to manage your condition and prevent further health complications. Our goal is also to provide you with simple lifestyle modifications you can make every day to lead a healthier and longer life.
They Can Educate You About Your Health
Everyone wants to be healthy, and it’s important to know what you can do to maintain your health and wellbeing. Being informed about your health means you can ultimately make the very best decisions about your health. Whether this means making simple lifestyle changes or agreeing to a certain medication or treatment plan, a regular doctor can sit down with you to discuss your health options so you are taking an active and vested interest in your own health and care.
If it’s been more than a year since you visited your general doctor, it’s important to schedule an appointment as soon as possible for a routine checkup. These checkups are critical for preventing and catching issues early.