Regular health exams and tests can help prevent problems before they start. They also can help find problems early when your chances for treatment and cure are better. Which exams and screenings you need depends on your age, health and family history, and lifestyle choices such as what you eat, how active you are, and whether you smoke.
Some people only go to the doctor when they are sick or are experiencing a new problem or concern and are looking for a specific diagnosis or treatment.
When you’re running a fever, battling an excruciating migraine, or endlessly coughing, we don’t get enough time to discuss all the preventive tests and screenings. We need a dedicated visit to dive into how to keep you healthy by detecting problems early and preventing illness. Getting an annual physical examination is one of the best ways to maintain your good health. Consider scheduling your annual exam around the time of your birthday so you remember to get it done every year.
Your insurance is required to waive your copay and deductible for the annual wellness visit and preventive tests because this preventive healthcare is so important.
Exams and tests done at your preventive annual exam may include:
- Head to toe physical examination
- A pap smear
- Ordering a mammogram
- Colon cancer screening
- Screening for diabetes
- Checking cholesterol levels
- Check your blood pressure
- STI testing
- Screening CT scan of chest for smokers
- Prostate cancer screening
- Other labs such as checking kidneys, liver, electrolytes, blood counts, urinalysis
- Discuss diet and exercise
- Screen for depression
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