Issa Medical Concierge / Primary Medical Physician

Why You Shouldn't Skip Your Annual Physical Exam

Jul 04, 2023
Why You Shouldn't Skip Your Annual Physical Exam
Take control of your health with an annual physical. This assessment includes routine tests geared toward your age and risk factors and can catch heart conditions, diabetes, and some cancers early.

When was your last physical? If it’s been over a year, it’s time to schedule one. Imagine if your doctor caught early signs of a heart condition, helped you modify your lifestyle, and prevented a heart attack. That’s one benefit of an annual physical. 

We offer comprehensive preventive care services at Primary Medical Physicians in Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Davie, Florida, including annual physical exams. Our expert health care team ensures you have a personal treatment plan. 

Early detection of health concerns

Regular physicals can help us detect early health concerns even before you experience symptoms. For example, today’s diagnostic tests can detect diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and some cancers early, and early treatment can improve your results.

Heart disease is another common health issue that benefits from early detection. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. As part of your annual physical, we run routine tests to identify symptoms and monitor your risk factors and lifestyle to help you avoid a heart attack.

Prevention and maintenance 

When you have an annual physical, we notice changes in your body and discuss lifestyle changes with you if needed. 

Your medical history, individual risk factors, and current state of wellness all contribute to your health, and they change over time. A physical reveals if you need to lower your stress level, reduce your weight, or adjust your diet and lifestyle.

Provides a baseline 

An annual physical provides a marker to monitor your vital signs and overall wellness. We request further tests or screenings based on your age, gender, and risk factors. When compared year to year, your annual physical provides a snapshot of your health and indicates trends to address. 

Monitoring chronic conditions 

High blood pressure, diabetes, and other chronic conditions need regular assessments. A physical exam enables us to adjust treatments, make recommendations, and answer your questions. 

When to schedule your next physical

Don’t wait until you feel sick to visit us. Our expert health care team checks your vital signs, discusses your medical history, and assesses your overall health based on age, gender, and risk factors. 

You can ask all those nagging questions you’d like to ask a professional. Maybe you’re concerned about acid reflux, ongoing hip pain, or a mole — no question is too small, and your annual physical is a great time to discuss your concerns. 

We happily schedule your annual physical at Primary Medical Physicians in Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Davie, Florida. You can schedule your appointment online here, and we look forward to seeing you.