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The Importance of Annual Wellness Visits

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Your health is important, 365 days out of the year. Most people tend to only go to the doctor when they are feeling sick. Going to your annual physical is important to your health. Seeing your doctor for wellness check ups helps correct unhealthy habits, manage conditions better, and puts you on the right path to live a healthier life.

Wellness vs. Physical Exam
Before we get into the reasons to get your annual wellness exam, let’s discuss the difference between wellness visits and physicals. A wellness visit is a conversation between you and your doctor to discuss health history and current health problems, review your medications and vaccines, and can guide you on how to make healthy decisions. A physical exam will help to locate and address a current problem. The doctor will use sight, touch, and hearing to gauge how your body is performing.

Why Should I Make An Appointment
So why should I make an appointment? Here are a couple reasons:

  1. It’s free from your health insurance
  2. Catch sneaky illnesses early
  3. Prevent future cancer
  4. Improve doctor-patient relationships
  5. Stay in touch with your health
  6. Start conversation about health worries
  7. Get help improving unhealthy habits
  8. Get a personal wellness plan for the year
  9. It’s free!

How Can denova Help
denova Collaborative Healthcare uses a whole-person approach that involves both a patient’s physical and mental health. Our free annual wellness visits will help you tackle current concerns, and prevent future sickness. Call 602-230-7373 now, and get an appointment with a primary care provider within 72 hours.