Start Your Year off Right With an Annual Physical

If you’re looking for proven ways to protect your long-term health, nothing compares to practicing great preventive care. But what does that mean exactly? In a nutshell, it centers around regular annual physical exams with a primary care provider you can trust. 

As experienced primary care providers, Dr. Hertzel Sure and our team at Sure Medical Care in Elmhurst, New York, can help safeguard your health through these crucial preventive care exams. Here’s what you need to know about annual physicals and how scheduling your appointment today can help start your new year off right.

Why to schedule an annual physical

We can sum up all the reasons an annual physical is so important in three words: testing, checking, and follow-up. 

Even if you’re an able-bodied person who exercises regularly and eats right, other facts like your family medical history, lifestyle, and environment can still impact your health. During an annual exam, we can identify signs of disease or other risks to your health while they’re in their earliest stages, which allows us to intervene quickly and prevent them from progressing. 

Knowledge is powerful medicine

Dr. Sure and our team want you to have all the tools you need to live the healthiest life possible, and your annual physical exam helps make that possible. While we’re always proud of our current and prospective patients who stay active and eat a healthy diet, without the information gathered and shared at your annual physical, you could be exposing yourself to health risks and not even know it. 

Your annual exams give us a chance to get to know you better while learning about your personal and family medical histories. This information, along with routine blood tests, tells us what your actual risks are, what steps you should take to remain healthy, or how to get the treatment you may need.

What to expect during your exam

A physical exam provides an opportunity to find out if you’re showing symptoms of anything that could seriously (or not-so-seriously) affect your health. During your annual exam, we use up-to-date tools to evaluate your entire body, including your:

We also check to make sure you’re not experiencing any stiffness or pain in your muscles or joints. Your annual physical exam is also the perfect time to get caught up on necessary vaccinations, especially those for the seasonal flu virus and other infectious diseases.

You’re not alone

If you have any concerns about your health, we want to talk about them with you, and your physical is the perfect time to do so. We understand that, sometimes, you just need someone to put your mind at ease that nothing’s really wrong. And, other times, we’ll need to schedule some additional testing to be sure. 

By coming in for an annual physical, you allow us to stay up-to-date about your physical, emotional, and psychological health. The better we know you, the more we can help you if you have a problem.

Don’t wait to schedule your annual physical; give us a call at 718-760-0797 or use our online scheduling tool today.

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