doctor-patient-conferenceWe hope everyone is having an excellent start to their 2024. Each year, we stress to our patients the opportunity that the New Year brings when it comes to personal change and wellness. Making positive lifestyle changes begins with having a clear picture of the state of your health. And there’s no better way to achieve this clarity than by undergoing a complete physical wellness exam with a board-certified family medicine provider. As an added bonus, these exams are often free of charge for most health insurance providers, as long as it has been a full year since your last physical.

Today, we wanted to outline some advantages of starting off your new year by undergoing a complete physical wellness exam:

Getting an Early Read on Any Health Condition

Making a routine of undergoing wellness exams at the start of every year can provide many benefits. While it’s true that a lot can change in a year in regards to a person’s health, staying on a regular schedule with your annual exams can help detect and diagnose health conditions when they are in their earliest and most treatable stages. Developing this kind of familiarity with the help of your healthcare provider is always beneficial.

Evaluating Areas That Can Be Improved

An important part of making meaningful and lasting change is looking inward and diagnosing areas that could be improved. In addition to common health screenings and exams, our complete physical wellness exams include additional services like discussing the patient’s social and work history which can assist in determining healthy habits and added stress, as well as evaluating their current level of physical activity. We then move forward by helping our patients set realistic goals that can help spark long-term positive change.

Keeping Up With Necessary Health Updates

Entering the new year with a clean bill of health and no loose strings is important. If you’re behind on any tests or immunizations (including the latest flu shot, COVID booster or the new RSV vaccine), the annual wellness exam can serve as the perfect chance to get caught up. As always, preventing issues before they occur is often the best means of treatment.

There’s no time like right now to take charge when it comes to health and wellness. And scheduling a complete physical wellness exam with our expert providers can be an excellent way to get 2024 started on the right foot. For more information or to schedule an appointment at one of our Atlanta area locations (Atlanta, Alpharetta, Canton, Cumming, and Smyrna), please contact Family Practice Center. Stay up to date on our blog posts for more health and wellness tips, news, and much more.