Can you remember the last time you had a complete physical?
It’s probably time for a check-up.
Regular physicals aren’t just for kids. As you grow older, your body changes and faces new challenges. It’s important to stay on top of your health and any issues that can pop up as you age.
The thought of finding a doctor, penciling in time for an appointment and then finding time to actually call and make the appointment can be daunting (and, understandably, discourages a lot of people from getting checked out).
It shouldn’t be that hard. Fortunately, with today’s technology, it’s a lot easier to find a doctor close to home and schedule an appointment -- all on your phone.
True, it’s easy to walk into an Immediate Care Center or Walk-In Clinic when you’re ill or injured. Sometimes (such as during holidays or when you need care on short notice) it’s the best option.
But a primary care doctor is a vital component of your healthcare. Consider these reasons why you should have your own doctor:
Save your health – and money. Seeing a doctor on a regular basis helps you avoid catastrophic health events that could land you in the hospital or even surgery. Not only do regular visits keep you healthier, they could save you from expensive medical bills down the road.Finding a doctor you feel good about can take some time. Ask friends and family for recommendations. You can also search our Find-A-Doctor database, which includes hundreds of doctors as well as information and even videos of the doctors that can help you decide.
There are two types of primary care physicians to consider:
Do something good for yourself this year. January is a great time to start taking better care of yourself!
Dig into our database of Healthy Driven doctors and find one close to your home. If you’d like to schedule a check-up sooner rather than later, try searching our Find-A-Doctor tool by first available appointment.
We have hundreds of board-certified physicians to choose from. You can book online today to set up your first appointment.
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