Annual Physicals in Upper Marlboro and Silver Spring MD.
You shouldn’t only wait until you’re sick to visit your doctor. It’s important that you’re visiting for a physical exam to make sure you’re doing what you can to prevent certain illnesses from occurring and keeping yourself as healthy as possible! Annual Physical exams are important in making sure that there aren’t any issues that are going unnoticed and untreated and to make sure that your overall health isn’t of concern to you or your doctor.
Why Annual Physical Exams are Important to Your Health
Your primary care doctor wants to make sure you are as healthy as possible and that you’re getting the treatment you need for any specific conditions you may be dealing with. The best way to make sure these conditions are being identified and treated is by staying consistent with your annual physical.
During your annual physical exam your primary care doctor will check various aspects of your body and systems to ensure that everything is functioning as expected. They’ll check your vital signs and the general appearance of how your skin looks. Your doctor will also use a stethoscope to listen to your heart and lungs and ensure that your heartbeat is regular, and your lungs are clear.
Your ears, nose, sinuses, lymph nodes, thyroid, and throat will also be examined. Your doctor will make sure there’s no inflammation or swelling in any of these areas. Last, they’ll check your abdomen to make sure there is no tenderness in that area and that there’s no swelling in your liver. You may also need to have a blood test or urinalysis done to make sure nothing is going unchecked.
Contact Your Doctor Today
Don’t ignore the importance of physical exams. Contact Maryland Primary Care and Wellness in Upper Marlboro at (301) 627-3500 or Silver Spring at 301-946-6420 to schedule your next physical exam.