Getting regular physical exams is one of the most important things you can do to be proactive about your health and well-being.
At Baptist Health Urgent Care and Urgent Care Express locations, you can receive a comprehensive evaluation at your convenience. Our expert physicians will check your vital signs, perform a physical examination and request any necessary laboratory tests. Most adults should receive a physical exam once a year.
There are several reasons you should make physicals a part of your annual routine. First, these exams can detect potential health problems before they become serious or life-threatening. For example, a routine blood test can detect high cholesterol or blood sugar levels, which can lead to heart disease or diabetes if left untreated. Early detection and treatment can prevent these conditions from becoming more severe.
Regular physical exams also allow us to monitor chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, asthma or arthritis, ensuring that they are appropriately managed and treated. These exams provide an opportunity for you to discuss any concerns or symptoms you may be experiencing, which can mean faster diagnosis and treatment.
Perhaps most importantly, physicals can also serve as a preventive measure, providing you with information and education about healthy lifestyle choices such as exercise, nutrition and stress management. These lifestyle choices can help prevent chronic health conditions and improve overall health and well-being.