Is it Time to Schedule a Physical?

Posted on April 15, 2011

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Scheduling a physical exam for yourself or your family is an important way to stay healthy. No matter your health, there are many benefits to meeting with your doctor. The purpose of having a regular check-up is to:

  • Screen for diseases

  • Assess risk of future medical problems

  • Encourage a healthy lifestyle

  • Update vaccinations

  • Maintain a relationship with a doctor in case of an illness

With our busy lives, it is sometimes easy to forget to schedule a physical exam. The Mayor’s Health Line has many resources to make the process easier for you and your family. Give us a call at 617-534-5050 for any assistance you may need.

Also, make sure to take the time to schedule any additional screenings you may need this year. This includes eye exams, dental exams, blood screenings and more. Check out Boston.com’s PowerPoint, “Exams You May Need This Year” to help you get started.

If you are not sure what types of exams you may need, health exam recommendations by age group can be found here.

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