As we approach the end of the year, we want to take a moment to talk about annual exams, what they are and why they are important. Annual exams include yearly checkups and physicals that allow you and your doctor to check in on your overall health as well as voice any concerns you may be experiencing.
Tips for Scheduling your Annual Exam
Schedule your exam early. Scheduling your exam ahead of time will grant you peace of mind and allow you to connect with your provider at a time and date that are convenient for you. Write down any questions you may have for your provider beforehand. This will help you remember what you want to address at your appointment without worrying about missing any important concerns. Finally, know what medications and any other health-related items you are taking, so you can tell your provider when they ask.
Annual exams are also important because they are a great way to prevent future health issues. Having an exam every year can lead to a longer and healthier life, as your provider will be able to give you the information and advice you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and work to stay ahead of any concerns. The best thing you can do for your health is to prevent issues from arising before they happen. This may be achieved through healthy habits including clean eating, physical exercise, care for your mental health and regular checkups with your doctor. Your annual exam provides you space and time with your doctor to discuss and go over preventative measures to ensure that you are at your best health.
At Women’s Care, we perform annual exams every day. We know the value of these exams and encourage our patients to schedule yearly. Schedule your annual appointment with us today.