You shouldn’t wait until you're sick to visit the doctor. Annual wellness exams are an integral component of a healthy lifestyle and are typically free with most insurances — so that’s even more of a reason to get yours today!
Even if you feel relatively healthy, there’s still plenty of reasons to get evaluated by your primary care provider regularly, as there may be underlying health concerns you’re not aware of. Here are some of the primary reasons you should receive a wellness exam annually.
Build A Relationship With Your Healthcare Provider
Although it may sound simple, annual wellness exams give you an opportunity to build a relationship with your primary care provider. This not only helps you to feel more comfortable with your provider during examinations, but this helps your provider understand your health better — which can aid in the potential identification of health concerns and corresponding treatments. Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to your health.
Helping You Stay Healthy By Being Proactive With Your Health
Annual wellness exams provide an opportunity to understand the current status of your health and health markers, among other things. Understanding your basic health markers such as blood pressure, resting heart rate, BMI and more can provide a baseline for you to reference in the future so you can tell if something isn’t right.
These exams also help identify any unhealthy habits and form a personal wellness plan to help you live a healthier life. Annual wellness exams are preventative in nature, so they aim to provide you with all the information you need to make informed decisions regarding your health.
Identifying Concerns And Referring You To Specialists
Annual wellness exams can help identify chronic health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Your primary care provider can help teach you how to better manage these conditions moving forward, to help you live a healthier life.
During your visit, your primary care provider may refer you to a specialist if they detect there may be underlying health concerns that need to be addressed or tested further.
If you’re not currently receiving annual wellness exams, don’t wait — schedule an appointment with us today. These exams are free with most insurances and can help put you on the right track for your health!