Family medicine is the medical specialty which provides continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, all genders, each organ system and every disease entity.
Mitchell County Regional Health Center prides itself on excellence in family medicine and providing comprehensive care for your family.
An annual physical exam is a yearly visit to your provider to ensure your overall health is okay and you don’t have any medical problems you are unaware of. It’s a great opportunity to touch base with your provider, address health issues and talk about preventive measures.
At your annual check-up, your doctor will:
- Check your vital signs. Recording your temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration rate create a baseline for your overall wellness.
- Perform a physical exam. Visual inspection of your eyes, ears, and throat will help your doctor spot any potential issues. Lightly touching areas like your abdomen and back will accomplish this as well.
- Update your vaccines. Depending on your age, you may need a new vaccine or a booster shot.
- Ensure you get screenings you need. Are you due for a blood test, colonoscopy or bone density screening? Your physician will let you know and can coordinate tests.
- Discuss new prevention and treatment recommendations. How you maintain your health changes over time. A yearly physical brings your care up-to-date.
- Provide guidance on reducing your risk for disease. Your doctor can provide information and motivation to stop smoking, lose unhealthy pounds, or manage risk factors like high blood pressure.
- Manage your medications. Your doctor will make sure your prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, and supplements don’t interact with each other. They can also help you manage potential side effects.
Is my physical covered by insurance?
It depends on your insurance. Many insurance plans consider an annual physical a covered service, but how much you will pay out of pocket depends on your plan.
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Even healthy children need to visit their provider on a regular basis.
The benefits of well-child visits:
- Prevention. Your child gets scheduled immunizations to prevent illness. You also can ask your pediatrician about nutrition and safety in the home and at school.
- Tracking growth and development. See how much your child has grown in the time since your last visit, and talk with your doctor about your child’s development. You can discuss your child’s milestones, social behaviors and learning.
- Raising concerns. Make a list of topics you want to talk about with your child’s pediatrician such as development, behavior, sleep, eating or getting along with other family members. Bring your top three to five questions or concerns with you to talk with your pediatrician at the start of the visit.
Insurance often covers well-child visits, but it’s best to check directly with your insurance company to understand if the visit will be covered.
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