Can you remember the last time you visited your doctor for a checkup? If you're like most people, you probably don’t even think about visiting the doctor unless you are dealing with symptoms; however, even if you think you are healthy you can certainly benefit from visiting our doctor at least once a year for a comprehensive medical evaluation. Here are some of the reasons why you should turn to our board-certified internist, Dr. Leonard Horovitz at least once a year for a physical exam.
It’s Better to Be Safe Than Sorry
We don’t like to play fast and loose with the rules, especially when it comes to your health. Since many conditions don’t cause symptoms during the earlier stages, you could think you’re perfectly fine when in fact you are dealing with high blood pressure or another potentially serious health condition.
At your annual exam, we will check your vital signs, record your blood pressure, perform a comprehensive physical exam and then run any other tests or screening that may shed light on your health and any potential issues.
Know Your Current Health Status and Your Health Risk
Do you know your blood pressure? Do you know if your cholesterol levels are within a normal range? How about your blood glucose? Most people don’t know these numbers; however, they most certainly should. Blood tests and regularly measuring blood pressure can help our doctor find elevated cholesterol, blood pressure, or blood sugar levels early on when simple lifestyle changes may be all that’s needed to reverse them.
Stay Up to Date on Vaccinations
Children aren’t the only ones that can benefit from vaccines. Adults also need to protect themselves from certain communicable and potentially dangerous diseases. When you come into the office for your annual exam, Dr. Horovitz will go through your medical history and determine if certain vaccines could benefit you and your health. Some of these immunizations include the flu, human papillomavirus (HPV), pneumonia, and shingles vaccines.
With chronic disease affecting millions of Americans, it’s important that you invest in your health now to protect good health for the future. To schedule an appointment with our New York City internist Dr. Horovitz, call our practice today at (212) 744-3001.