Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe we’re two weeks into 2017 already!
With another new year, comes a new resolution. One that is always on the top of nearly everyone’s list is a goal to be healthier. Whether being healthier means losing weight, quitting smoking, or being more active, your ‘healthier you’ resolution should always start with a complete physical with one of our board-certified doctors.
When was the last time you had a flu shot? Are you up to date on your boosters? Visiting your doctor to get your physical is a great time to check and make sure you are protected from various ailments.
How often do you see your doctor? If it’s only when you are sick, you may not be seeing him or her that often. An annual physical helps build the relationship between you and your doctor, making communication easier in the future.
If you are on prescription medicines, now is the time to review them and discuss any new over the counter medicines you are taking to make sure there are no adverse drug interactions. Your doctor may renew your current medication, prescribe a better or newer treatment, or possibly reduce your current dosage if treatment has been effective. We’ll run lab work to help determine what the best option is for you.
Even if you are in great general health, it is still important to go for your physical to establish baselines, and it can also help you with another popular resolution – saving money. Getting your annual physical can help detect health problems before they get too serious…and expensive.
Every person’s body is different, and what may be considered high blood pressure in one person may be lower for someone else. Make sure you and your doctor understand what your ‘normal and healthy’ is, and what is not.
Most importantly, physicals help prevent health problems. A lot can happen in a year, and it’s vital to evaluate and review any changes in your health. If there are health issues, your physician can assist in helping you manage these issues and prevent them from becoming serious problems.
For care you need between physicals, we offer superior urgent care and occupational medicine services 7 days a week. Our team of experienced emergency medicine physicians is available to treat many types of acute sicknesses and injuries. If you are sick or injured or need a physical, call our Fairless Hills urgent care office at (267) 202-6433 or check in online today.