Local Primary Care Doctors Provide Helpful Physical Exam Guide

Comprehensive Primary Care, a premier healthcare facility serving residents in eight convenient locations throughout Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, recently announced the publication of their physical exam guide. In an effort to assist patients in managing their healthcare holistically, the practice aims to help them learn the best times to schedule their regular physical exams.

“Research tells us that while most Americans believe that having an annual physical exam is important, nearly 40 percent of them don’t actually do it. Because regular exams can allow medical professionals to catch problems before they get serious as well as help them track critical information over time, physical exams are a ‘must-have’ for every adult. For those who don’t know what kind of exams they should be getting, we’ve just published a guide that tells them exactly what they need to know,” said Caroline Salinas of Comprehensive Primary Care.

While patients’ needs will vary based on their individual situation, the team at Comprehensive Primary Care recommends that relatively healthy patients ages 19 – 21 have an exam every 2-3 years, those in the 22 – 64 age range complete one every 1 – 3 years, and that those over the age of 65 have one every year. CPC also recommends that patients have their blood pressure checked every 2 years, ensure their vaccinations are up to date, and have cholesterol and colorectal cancer screenings after age 40. Additional age and gender-specific advice is available in’ the newly-published exam guide available on Comprehensive Primary Care’s Website.

Salinas went on to say, “Getting regular physical exams isn’t just about doing what the doctor says. It’s about patients taking control of their health and becoming proactive about prevention. Our focus is on forming trusting and lasting relationships with our patients and providing them with the highest level of communication, education and support. Ensuring that they know when to come in and see us definitely helps in accomplishing that goal.”

 

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