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Annual Check Up

Primary Care, Pain Management & Podiatry located in Mesa, Avondale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Phoenix, and Surprise, AZ

Annual Check Up

An annual checkup is often your first line of defense against preventable illness and chronic disease. At HealthyU Clinics, with offices in Surprise, Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Avondale, Glendale, and Mesa, Arizona, the primary care physicians specialize in preventive health care services, including physical exams, immunizations, and routine health screenings. They also provide weight-management, nutritional counseling, and other services that support your longevity. Call the HealthyU Clinics office near you to schedule an annual checkup for you and your family, or book an appointment online today. 

Annual Check Up Q & A

What is an annual checkup?

An annual checkup is an essential part of a preventive health care plan. These checkups help the HealthyU Clinics practitioners stay on top of all aspects of your health and track changes that develop from year to year.

The primary care specialists recommend annual checkups for all members of your family once a year, even when you’re feeling great and not experiencing any unusual symptoms.

What are the benefits of an annual checkup?

Annual checkups provide an opportunity for the HealthyU Clinics physicians to assess your overall physical, mental, and emotional health each year.

These checkups help the providers identify potential warning signs of chronic diseases in the earliest stages when treatment is typically most effective. Often, serious conditions like high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart disease don’t cause noticeable symptoms until it’s in the advanced stages.

By scheduling a wellness checkup each year, you also build a strong foundation for your preventive health. The providers can recommend strategies you can incorporate into your daily life to optimize your overall wellness and vitality.

What can I expect during an annual checkup?

During your annual checkup at HealthyU Clinics, the providers review your personal and family medical histories and learn more about any concerns you have about your health. They complete a physical exam to check your muscle and joint health, lung function, heart rate, and other vital signs. 

The providers may also order blood work or other lab tests to get a better understanding of your overall health. They can recommend additional preventive screenings based on your health needs and family history. The providers may also refer you to other medical professionals for specialized screenings, like mammograms and colonoscopies. 

Your annual checkup is also the ideal time to get updates on vaccines that protect against contagious diseases like measles, polio, and the seasonal flu.

Based on the results of your evaluation, the HealthyU Clinics physicians can discuss strategies you can use to optimize your wellness and quality of life. They may suggest diet changes, lifestyle improvements, exercise programs, and stress-reduction techniques that support your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Call the HealthyU Clinics office near you to schedule an annual checkup or book an appointment online today.