Is an Annual Physical Necessary?
We are told an annual physical each year is recommended, but what is it and why do we need it? The yearly exam involves visiting with your family doctor to review your current health. By scheduling an annual physical, even if you feel healthy, your doctor will be able to keep your medical records up to date. If a medical problem develops, you will be able to catch it earlier if you have not already noticed it. This is an excellent time to ask any questions you may have leading up to the appointment.
By having an annual physical, you will:
- Increase your chances of finding serious problems sooner rather than later, so your family doctor can treat them right away.
- Have the opportunity to speak with your doctor about any questions or concerns you may have .
- Create a valuable record of essential health measurements, such as your blood pressure, pulse rate, temperature, height, weight, and waist size.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Family Doctor
If it is time for your annual physical exam, call Family Medicine and Vein Clinic at (402) 316-4320 and schedule your next appointment today!