It’s far better and easier to prevent a disease or health condition than it is to treat one after it’s already had time to grow and develop. This is why it’s so important to see your primary physician on a regular basis, preferably annually.
Andrea Beavers, PA-C and the rest of our team at Star Treatment Healthcare Services and Med Spa want you to know why annual checkups – also referred to as physicals or well-visits – are so vital for your health and well-being.
Annual checkups, explained
These yearly trips to the doctor are focused mainly on preventive care. You can touch base with your provider and review your overall health. It’s a great time to bring up any concerns you currently have about your health and to set any health goals.
This is also a helpful way to form a connection with your provider so they can be familiar with your health history should any concerns pop up down the road.
Who benefits from an annual checkup?
As long as you are over the age of 12, you qualify for annual visits with Mrs. Beavers at Star Treatment Healthcare Services and Med Spa. Even though what is covered in your visits will vary depending on your gender, age, and specific health needs, coming in every year will still be greatly beneficial to you.
What to expect during an annual checkup
The first step to any well-visit with Mrs. Beavers at Star Treatment Healthcare Services and Med Spa is to review your health conditions and go over your medical and family history. You can then touch base about your emotional and mental health before checking in on your height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, hearing, vision, lungs, joints, and more.
Mrs. Beavers will then be able to discuss with you how to keep up a healthy lifestyle and provide any necessary education on how to improve your overall well-being.
There are some tests that Mrs. Beavers may call for as part of your visit, including the following:
- Testing blood glucose for diabetes
- Assessing organ function with urinalysis
- Checking cholesterol with a lipid profile
- Looking at blood pressure levels for signs of hypertension
- Screening for colon cancer
- Testing bone density for osteoporosis
Gender specific tests like mammograms and breast exams for women or prostate exams for men may also be necessary during your appointment.
Mrs. Beavers and our team at Star Treatment Healthcare Services and Med Spa are passionate about providing you with excellent health care at your annual checkup. To schedule your next well-visit, call our office located in Dallas, Texas at 469-457-4981 or use our online booking tool today.