Time for a Check-up!

It’s that time of year again! Parents are getting their children ready to go back to school by gathering school supplies and obtaining their physical check-ups to start the school year.

Our children are always on our mind, and we get reminders from the school, their doctor’s office, etc.  But when do you schedule a check-up for you?

Now is the perfect time to schedule your annual check-up.  You may be asking if an annual wellness check-up is really necessary.

According to the American Medical Association, the purpose of a periodic health examination is used by physicians:

  • As primary prevention
  • To identify risk factors for common chronic diseases
  • To detect disease that has no apparent symptoms (secondary prevention)
  • As a way for the doctor to counsel people to promote healthy behavior
  • To update clinical data since last checkup
  • To enhance the relationship between you and your doctor

Remember folks, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

 

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