Keep your health in optimal shape just by visiting your doctor once a year.
When was the last time you saw your doctor for your yearly checkup? If it’s been a couple of years, it’s as good a time as any to take a vested interest in your health again and to schedule an appointment with our Lancaster, TX, primary care physician. If it’s been a while since you last saw the doctor you want to make the most of this upcoming visit. Here’s how,
Schedule annual exams
Maybe you weren’t so good about scheduling appointments every year with your Lancaster, TX, primary care physician but now that you are back to getting routine checkups it’s good to keep the momentum going and to keep up with these appointments every year. You can even schedule your next visit with us while you’re at the office. After all, these appointments are the best way to prevent illness and to keep you healthy.
Write down your questions or concerns
Worried about your nightly tossing and turning? Concerned about food allergies? Concerned about your family history of high blood pressure? If so, these are all questions you can discuss with your primary care physician. We can even provide additional testing or screenings if you are at high risk for certain health problems. We don’t want you to forget any questions you have for us, so write them down ahead of time and bring them with you.
Share your entire vitamin, supplement, and medication list
Be sure to also bring your current list of medications with you. If it’s an extensive list you’ll definitely want to write it all down, including name and dosage. Don’t forget to include over-the-counter medications (ibuprofen), supplements, or vitamins you’re taking regularly, too. After all, some supplements can interact with certain medications, so it’s important to know what you are taking every day.
Discuss risk factors and health issues
Maybe you have a family history of heart disease and you want to take steps to prevent it from happening to you, or you’re dealing with achy knees but you aren’t going to be able to see an orthopedic specialist for months. That’s okay; oftentimes, our primary care physicians can still diagnosis and treat the problem. We can also offer you simple lifestyle changes to help reduce your risk for certain health conditions.
While we do provide urgent care to patients living in Lancaster and Cleburne, TX, we also offer primary care services through our qualified physicians. To schedule your yearly checkup, call Urgent Care TX at (682) 549-8300 for the Lancaster, TX, office, or (682) 317-1500 for the Cleburne, TX, office.