If you’re fortunate enough to be in good health, taking time out of your day to visit the doctor for a physical may be an irritating addition to your busy schedule. But examining the status of your health on an annual basis can do more good than you may realize.
While you may appear and feel healthy, the same picture may not be painted inside your body. For instance, high cholesterol or blood pressure may not show itself, but your doctor can perform tests to get a better idea of your overall health. In fact, blood tests and other examinations may bring small health issues to light, giving you the chance to treat them before they turn into anything more serious.
Your doctor may find that you’ve developed an irregular heartbeat, or perhaps a suspicious mole grew larger on your back. Catching these things in their early phases allows you to see the appropriate specialist to nip the problem in the bud so you can enjoy continued good health.
To prepare for your physical, compile a list of your medical history so your doctor can watch for any illnesses you may be predisposed to. Additionally, bring the information of any medication you take (including dosage) so your doctor can make informed choices about prescriptions that won’t react poorly with the mediation you’re currently on.
With comprehensive documentation of your health and any hereditary illnesses that run in your family’s medical history, your doctor can make recommendations for further preventative screenings and at what ages you’ll need them to help keep you in great health for years to come.
Get the coverage you need to keep up with your healthcare. Call First Insurance Group at (800) 511-2892 for more information on Somerset health insurance.