Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Importance of a Wellness Visit

Even if you are feeling healthy, visiting your physician at least once a year is an important way to maintain your well-being. These visits might also help prevent a future illness. It is really something everyone should do.

Scheduling this routine visit is simple, and many patients have health insurance plans that cover the cost.  It gives both you and your doctor the opportunity to discuss your health history and any concerns you may have regarding your health.  Most importantly, your doctor may determine what, if any, health issues could be a concern in the future and how to prevent them.

Be sure to bring a list of your current medications and go over this with your doctor to ensure they are up-to-date.  Your doctor may also want to discuss your immunization records and any additional immunizations that are available that could be to your benefit. 

Visit your physician at least once a year and use that visit to share any and all health concerns. In the end, one visit may result in saving you money, time, and your health. If you need a physician, please visit www.chsli.org or call 1-855-CHS-4500.

Listen to CHS's Executive Vice President & System Chief Medical Officer Dr. Patrick O'Shaughnessy discuss the importance of an annual wellness here:

For more health information, go to CHS’s YouTube channel where you can view more of Dr. O’s Health Tips & Solutions.

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