Have you scheduled your 2023 annual physical exam yet?
Even if you’re feeling healthy, you should still make an appointment to have a yearly physical exam. Preventative care is one of the most important steps you can take to stay healthy throughout the year.
5 Reasons to get scheduled today:
Year in Review
Reviewing changes in basic measurements like weight and blood pressure helps you and your provider identify potential health risks and create health goals for the year ahead.
Preventative screenings can help diagnose illness or disease before symptoms begin, when they may be easier to treat. At your annual visit your provider will let you know what preventative tests are recommended for you such as mammograms, pap smears, colorectal cancer screening and lung cancer screening.
Building Positive Relationships
The medical care team at Family Health Medical Services strives to build lasting, caring relationships with our patients and their families. Checking in once a year allows you to update your provider on changes in your or your family’s lives that may impact your emotional or physical health. The better we know you, the better we can help.
Vaccinations are not just for children. Vaccination is one of the safest and most convenient ways to protect your health. Adults need to stay up to date on vaccines because immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You’re also a risk of different diseases as an adult.
Review Your Medications
It’s important to keep your medication list up to date, including any over-the-counter medications. At your annual visit your provider will review your medications with you to determine if your condition is being treated effectively.