How Often Do I Need a Wellness Exam?

Preventative medicine can lead to a longer and healthier life for anyone. Both men and women can benefit from annual wellness exams. While some tests and preventative medicine may only be needed every other year, it is still a good idea to get an annual exam to check for some of the most common conditions or their warning signs.

How Often Do I Need a Wellness Exam?When medical problems are treated early, there is a greater chance of success and less treatment is probably going to be required.  This means you can enjoy an active and healthier lifestyle.

The types of tests and the overall exam are tailored to your current health conditions. If you have a preexisting condition such as diabetes, then your doctor may decide that you need more extensive annual tests. Age also plays a critical role.

Prevention Is The Best Medicine

Even healthy women should go in annually for a Pap Smear, Breast Exam or Mammogram. This is also a good time to discuss any health issues or concerns that you might have. For example, if you plan on becoming pregnant within the next year, you may have some questions about having a safe and healthy pregnancy.

A basic physical is also, of course, part of any wellness check. This is a good time to discuss weight loss or exercise plans or any aging issues you might be having. Our team understands that wellness and physical fitness can be a struggle in today’s busy world.

Contact Addison Internal Medicine

If you are looking for a team of talented doctors that are passionate about providing the best primary and preventative medicine in North Texas, then look no further than Addison Internal Medicine. Contact either of our two locations for an appointment by calling 972-763-5666 in Carrollton or 972-301-7060 in Addison.