As kids head back to school and the summer fun winds down, there is a renewed sense of getting back on track and into routines. And that includes getting back on track with routine healthcare and preventative services, like screenings and vaccines. A yearly wellness visit allows you to connect with your primary care provider (PCP) to discuss any issues or concerns and identify possible conditions before they become more serious, such as diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), cancer, or pneumonia.
Here are 5 reasons to schedule an appointment with your PCP and get back on track:
Your medical records will be current
Your medical history— including your family medical history—changes over time, which may affect your risk of developing conditions like stroke, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
You can stay up to date on specialized exams.
Your PCP can notify you about routine and preventative screenings you are due for, such as blood tests, cancer screenings, and bone health.
You can stay on top of any hidden health conditions.
Some potentially serious conditions, like high blood pressure, may have few symptoms. Your PCP will check your blood pressure and do other exams that may alert you to hidden health conditions.
You can get caught up on vaccines.
Regular immunizations are not just for kids—they are for adults too and can help protect you and your family.
You will have peace of mind.
Sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference between something that might get better on its own or something that needs an expert’s input. Your PCP will help you get personalized, appropriate treatment.
Ready to get back on track?
With over 20 locations throughout the Inland Northwest, CHAS Health makes it easy and convenient to get your health back on track.