Why go see the doctor when nothing is wrong? A physical exam serves as a wellness check to touch base with your doctor, address health issues and talk about preventative measures. It also helps you forge a relationship with your primary care provider.
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Seeing your primary care provider regularly can help you stay on top of screenings, vaccines and your long-term health.
If you don’t have a family doctor, here’s why you might want to find one for your regular healthcare needs.
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