Visiting a healthcare provider once a year, along with a balanced diet and exercise, can have a positive impact on the overall quality of your health.
By having an annual wellness visit, your physician reviews your health risk assessment and creates a list of preventive services from which you may benefit. It’s also a great opportunity to talk to a healthcare provider about your family’s medical history and any health concerns or nagging symptoms you may experience. Annual wellness checks are typically 30 minutes or less and include checking your vital signs, such as blood pressure and heart rate; reviewing annual lab work; education on medications, diet, lifestyle and screenings; and referrals for any prevention or specialty services.
The benefits to preventive care are many such as:
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