Why do I need to see a primary care doctor?
The role of your primary care doctor is to be your single point of contact for all of your health care needs. They’re at the center of your preventive care and chronic disease management plan, so you can prevent chronic diseases or get early intervention if something is awry. It’s important to see your primary care doctor to:
- Check for high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Get caught up on routine immunizations
- Ensure you’re healthy enough for work, travel, or sports
- Get updated treatment plans for chronic ailments
Getting established with a physician can save you time down the line, too. If you ever do get sick or have an injury — since your provider already knows you and has all of your medical records on hand — you can generally be seen quickly, possibly even the same day.
How often do I need a physical?
It just depends on your overall health, as well as your personal and family medical history. In most cases, your primary care physician at Restore Osteo of Colorado wants to see you once a year.
But if you need chronic disease management, such as with diabetes or heart disease, you might need to plan on at least 2-3 visits annually. When you come in for your physical, your provider can let you know how often you should plan to schedule a physical exam.
What happens during a visit?
Restore Osteo of Colorado tailors your primary care visit — or annual exam — to your specific needs. Exams may vary from person to person, or from visit to visit, based on your overall health. Most primary care visits include:
- Head-to-toe evaluation
- Blood pressure and pulse check
- Body mass index (BMI) analysis
- Weight loss management
- Blood draw or urinalysis
- Prescription medication updates
It’s also important to head to Restore Osteo of Colorado each fall for your annual flu shot. The dedicated team offers thorough preventive care to stay on top of your health and improve your quality of life.
Get established with a dedicated primary care physician at Restore Osteo of Colorado by scheduling an exam; call the office or book one online today.