The Importance of Annual Exams
By EXCEPTIONAL PRIMARY & PREVENTIVE HEALTHCARE TEAM
February 24, 2020
Category: Preventive Care
Tags: Annual Exams  

Annual exams can play an essential role in helping you achieve optimal health. When you schedule regular checkups, your provider can monitor subtle changes in your health and identify potential concerns so they can be treated promptly. At Exceptional Primary & Preventive Healthcare in Silver Spring, we are a family practice providing annual exams and other services. Our experienced provider, Florence Odubayo (NP), can help every member of your family achieve better health.

Annual Exams

Scheduling annual exams for every member of your family is important for several reasons. Regular checkups allow the provider to perform various screenings and identify health issues early on when they are easier to address. For example, slightly elevated cholesterol levels are best treated right away before they become extremely high and lead to additional health concerns.

Examples of other issues that can be checked for during an annual exam include diabetes and signs of heart disease. If any concerns are identified, your provider can make lifestyle and dietary recommendations for improving your health. Further, the provider can also prescribe medication or treatment, if needed.

Annual exams are particularly important for children since they go through several growth and development stages. Your child’s progress can be tracked and monitored better when he or she sees a provider annually. Additionally, regular checkups help ensure your child remains up to date with immunizations.

Some of the things that are often checked or discussed during an annual exam include:

  • Height and weight
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Allergies
  • Medications
  • Family medical history
  • Monitoring existing conditions

Additional Services

In addition to providing annual exams at our family practice office in Silver Spring, we offer several other services, such as:

  • Preventive care
  • Diabetes management
  • Treatment for acute or chronic conditions
  • Women’s health care
  • Mental health care
  • Vaccinations

Scheduling an exam with your provider every year is an excellent way to stay on top of your health. Regular checkups make it possible to identify potential concerns right away so they can be addressed promptly. To schedule an annual exam with Provider Florence (NP), call Exceptional Primary & Preventive Healthcare, our family practice in Silver Spring, MD, at (301) 587-6464.

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