When was the last time you went to the doctor?

Most of us will make an appointment when we have a health issue, but it’s important to also be regularly checking in with your primary care physician.

As you navigate through your 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond, your health risks and needs change. Your physician should be screening for different disorders and monitoring your overall health. Knowing when and how often certain tests should be performed can help you take charge of your own health.

Think of an annual visit to the doctor’s office like regular maintenance on your car, which ensures your vehicle stays running smoothly and mitigates any future damage. Preemptively acting as your own best health advocate could save your life.

Prevention and early diagnosis is the best way to ensure successful treatment of any problem. Checking in with your doctor can also help address any quality of life issues, allay personal concerns and get you started on the diet or workout regimen you’ve wanted to try.

When is your next exam?

Click here to see if you are due for a physical and what you should be screened for based on your age and gender.