A new year's resolution worth keeping
Many people make New Year’s resolutions to get healthier, but how many really stick to them?
One resolution worth keeping is prioritizing regular wellness visits with your doctor. Wellness visits are essential for early detection of potential health issues and can help you build a strong relationship with your doctor.
During wellness visits, your doctor will conduct a thorough health assessment, including a head-to-toe physical exam, blood tests, EKGs and various screenings. This can help catch conditions like diabetes, heart issues and cancers in their early stages, when they are more easily treatable.
Be sure to prepare for your wellness visit:
- Catalog your medications and supplements, noting dosages.
- Compile a quick reference sheet detailing your medical history and a list of any specialists.
- Prioritize questions by creating a list.
- Know your family health history; it will help your doctor determine if you need specific screenings.
Keeping up with your wellness visits helps build a strong relationship between you and your doctor, so you can get personalized care and quicker treatment when needed.
This year, make prioritizing your health a resolution you will keep. Regular wellness visits are the key to unlocking a healthier, happier you in the year ahead.