Having a yearly physical is an important part of staying healthy. Annual physical exams and preventive health screenings detect early signs of chronic disease and allow us the opportunity to discuss the latest recommendations for your continued good health.
For that reason, we recommend all persons over the age of 50 have an annual physical with their physician to review their current health status and to monitor for illnesses that become more common as we get older. This includes screening for diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, and cancer, as well as vaccinations.
Do you know your numbers?
Current guidelines recommend a blood pressure of less than 120/80. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common disease that usually has no symptoms but is a major risk factor for serious illnesses including stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure. Knowing your numbers can save your life!
Preventative healthcare involves taking action to prevent problems before they develop. This is especially important to maintain your vaccinations, which can prevent infectious diseases, to screen for early detection of cancers, and monitor and evaluate the elevation of any cardiovascular risk factors.
HAVE YOU HAD YOUR:
- Blood Pressure Checked
- Colonoscopy (Screenings now start at 45)
- Tdap within 10 years
- Lipids every year (Every 6 months if on medication, high risk, or abnormal)
- Tobacco Use assessment
- ASCVD risk assessment
- BMI evaluated
- Alcohol screening
- Flu Shot
- COVID Vaccine & Booster Shot