Many patients today consider the doctor’s office a place to go only in times of sickness or urgent need — but if you have an annual physical and follow your doctor’s preventive care recommendations, you may just be able to reduce the amount of emergency visits that you’ll need every year. The experienced and caring doctors at Dalewood Medical Center in Woodbridge, Virginia, offer annual physicals for adults of all ages, so don’t hesitate to schedule yours today. Use the online appointment tool or book by phone now.
An annual physical exam is an overall health evaluation that can be customized based on your needs. In most cases, an annual physical at Dalewood Medical Center will check your:
Your doctor will do a whole-body check during a physical exam, and this may be different based on your sex and age. For example, men may need prostate cancer screening starting in their mid-50s and this can easily be included in your physical exam if needed.
Your Dalewood Medical Center doctor will also discuss your and your family’s medical history, with you while reviewing your current results. Dalewood Medical Center has electrocardiography (EKG) and X-ray machines on site, so if your doctor recommends those tests you may also do those during your physical.
Preventive health simply means being proactive about your health by trying to minimize the risk of illness and disease. Your annual physical exam is an important aspect of your preventive health, as you'll typically discuss disease and illness prevention with your doctor at this time.
For example, if your history and your current health put you at risk for diabetes or another serious illness, your Dalewood Medical Center physician can help you take action now to avoid it.
Even if you're not at risk for illness, it's important that you follow the preventive medicine recommendations from your Dalewood Medical Center doctor. Making those small changes now can pay off later in the form of continued good health!
Yes, in most cases insurance companies do pay for (or at least partly cover) annual physical exams. Most insurance companies know that annual physicals can help prevent serious illness later because they allow for early diagnosis and treatment. Check with your insurance care provider for exact coverage details.
Dalewood Medical Center also partners with companies that require yearly physical exams for their employees to ensure that the workplace is both productive and safe for everyone.
Ready for your annual physical exam from an experienced and skillful physician? Schedule now through the online appointment tool or call the office today.