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Annual Wellness Exams

  One of the most important things you can do for your long-term wellness is to make sure you have an annual physical each year to stay on top of your health. To Get started on this essential tool in your health arsenal, call or schedule an appointment online for your annual physical. 

Annual Wellness Exams

             Q & A

 Why do I need a physical?

  An annual physical is one of the most important steps you can take to safeguard your health. This simple check-up is designed to monitor and track your health year after year, and it’s essential in not only keeping track of any pre-existing conditions you may have but by catching potential problems before they become problematic.

  In fact, there’s a good reason why many health insurance companies cover 100% of an annual physical: They understand the importance of prevention when it comes to maintaining your health. 

What happens during a physical?

When you arrive, we will record your measurements, such as:

  • Height

  • Weight

  • Heart rate

  • Blood pressure

  • Body temperature

  • Respiration rate 

  The next step of an annual exam is a physical assessment of your body. Generally, your provider checks your:

  • General appearance

  • Reflexes and mobility

  • Lungs

  • Abdomen (to feel for any internal abnormalities)

  • Eyes, ears, nose, and throat

  Annual physicals are tailored to each individual patient.  Frequently labs will be drawn to access information about blood sugar, cholesterol, electrolytes, etc. Based on your unique situation, other tests can be completed such as:  EKG, x-rays, prostate exams (for men), or well women exams.  

How should I prepare for my annual physical? 

Most of the time there’s not much you need to do to prepare for your annual physical. You should come armed with any questions or concerns you may have. Remember, you know yourself best, so even a small change in your health may be worth discussing with your provider.

  Most of the time, bloodwork requires 12 hours of fasting, so we may ask you to fast the night before and day of your physical. 

To get started on your preventive care with regular annual physicals, please call Premier Healthcare Clinic, or use online scheduling to book an appointment.