A physical examination is a routine test that Hatboro Medical Associates performs in order to evaluate your overall health. We also refer to this as a wellness check.
The purpose of an annual physical examination helps us determine the general status of your health. It also gives you a chance to talk to our staff about ongoing pains or symptoms that you’re experiencing, or any other health concerns you might have.
A physical examination is recommended at least once a year, especially for people over the age of 50. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), these exams are used to:
- check for possible diseases, so they can be treated early and identify any issues that may become medical concerns in the future
- update any necessary immunizations
- ensure that you are maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine
- build a relationship with your doctor