Annual physical exams are a vital part of a preventative illness measure taken to ensure a long and healthy life for you and your family. Schedule your annual physical with your primary care team today to address any questions or concerns you may have.
Newborns require frequent check-ups for routine care during their first 24 months of life. It’s important to schedule routine care visits according to the schedule below:
Newborn check 2 days after hospital discharge
- Well Child visit at 1 month
- Well child visit at 2 months
- Well child visit at 4 months
- Well child visit at 6 months
- Well child visit at 9 months
- Well child visit at 12 months
- Well child visit at 15 months
- Well child visit at 18 months
- Well child visit at 2 years
Adolescence is a time of rapid change in physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development. It’s important to schedule an annual wellness visit with your PCP to enhance long term health and discuss any concerns that may arise. Routine preventive health screening helps ensure that adolescents choose patterns of behavior and make decisions that enhance long-term health and permits early diagnosis and intervention when problems emerge.
During your wellness visit, your PCP will:
- Measure your height, weight, and blood pressure.
- Order any necessary tests to check your overall health, find certain diseases, or determine if you are at risk for certain health problems.
- Check your immunization record and catch you up on any necessary booster shots.
- Check your vision and hearing if necessary.
- Discuss any emotional or social concerns.
Yearly physicals are an easy but important to stay on top of your health. A routine physical can detect problems early on, while treatment is still an option, or while a diagnosis can be easily made.
Sometimes a regular physical can detect warning signs for more serious disorders, that without treatment, could cause much more serious diseases or problems such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure.