Physical examinations can help you stay healthy. Your doctor has checked your overall health and may have suggested ways to take good care of yourself. He or she also may have recommended tests. At home, you can help prevent illness with healthy eating, regular exercise, and other steps.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Follow your doctor's advice about when to have certain tests. These tests can spot problems early.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if you have any problems or symptoms that concern you.
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Current as of: July 19, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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