Whether for preventative care or a specific need, we can help you get a physical when you need it. We provide comprehensive physicals for work, school, and sports as well as DOT exams:
It’s a common question and one that many people cringe to think about but according to a recent Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, in the U.S. 92% of Americans believe it’s important to get an annual physical. The problem is that only 62% actually do. Some of this is a result of people being unsure as to how often they should get a physical examination. If you tend to see your doctor only when you’re sick, you may be shortchanging your health. Annual wellness visits can help spot potential problems before they get serious. Plus, it’s important to keep track of key measurements over time.
Just as everyone has different medical needs, your ideal physical schedule depends on your situation. If you’re generally healthy, you may only need occasional preventive screenings based on your age.
General adult physical schedule:
If you smoke or have risk factors for certain conditions, your doctor may suggest you come in more often. And if you’re living with one or more chronic conditions, like diabetes, heart disease, or depression, work with your physician to create a custom check-up schedule.
Regardless of your circumstances, regular visits help you build a relationship and history with your primary care provider. And routine blood tests establish your unique health baseline. We’re all a little different, and what’s normal for you is not necessarily what’s normal for others. So having your own track record for blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose levels will help you quickly spot any early signs of trouble.
Only you and your doctor can determine your best checkup and screening schedule. But here are some National Institute of Health guidelines for men and women based on age.
Even if you’re in good shape, take regular preventive steps to stay that way.
After age 40:
After age 55:
Also, check-in with your doctor if you’re feeling depressed, have questions about medication, or want advice on how to lose weight or quit smoking. He or she can share clinically-proven strategies that will work with your lifestyle and minimize risks.
In addition to the screenings everyone needs, women should have an annual pelvic and breast exam.
Women between ages 18 and 29:
Women between ages 30 and 49:
Women between ages 50 and up:
After menopause or if you’ve had a hysterectomy, your doctor may recommend a different screening schedule.
Until age 50, most men can follow the general health guidelines. This is a great time to take some baseline measurements for comparison later.
Men ages 50 and up:
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