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Do You Actually Need an Annual Physical?

Do You Actually Need an Annual Physical?

Do You Need a Yearly Physical?

While many people find themselves giving their doctor’s office a call when they’re feeling under the weather or they have a specific health concern—there are many benefits of seeing your primary care physician regularly. Keeping regular appointments can help to maintain your relationship with your doctor so they can provide you with the best care possible. Here’s what you should know.

Monitoring Your Health Risks

Not everyone needs to see their primary care physician every year, but those who are at an increased risk for developing certain health conditions should. This is because your doctor will be able to closely monitor your health and determine if there are any preventative measures that should be put in place to decrease your risk.

Some of the most common conditions that your primary care provider may be monitoring your health for may include:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Various types of cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Mental health issues

Managing Existing Health Conditions

Because your primary care provider serves as your first line of contact when it comes to your health concerns, they have the most overarching view of your general health. When living with a health condition or disease, they can help you to make the necessary lifestyle changes to effectively treat or manage your condition. If you’re experiencing something more serious or specific, they can also point you in the right direction to see the proper specialist you need while providing them with a detailed overview of your health history.

Primary and Specialty Care in Henry County

At Henry County Hospital, we have been providing compassionate healthcare since 1919. When it comes to primary and specialty care, each patient can expect individualized care that meets their needs. From education to emotional support, we focus on your individual health and wellness.