One of the best things you can do for your ongoing health throughout adulthood is to get regular medical care. An annual physical exam gives you a chance to get to know your provider and gives your provider an opportunity to address small concerns before they become larger problems. Your provider can also help you identify lifestyle changes that could lead to better health. An annual checkup could include:
- Checks of height and weight.
- Monitoring of heart and lung function.
- Visual examinations of eyes, ears, nose and mouth.
- Testing of reflexes.
- Visual examination of skin.
- Time to address any concerns.
If you are sick or injured, skip a trip to urgent care and see a provider you know at Novant Health Prosperity Family Physicians. We reserve same-day and next-day appointments for patients needing urgent medical care. And, our on-site lab makes it easy for your provider to order any needed tests so you can get a diagnosis and begin treatment quickly.
Should you need a vaccination or immunization as a booster or before traveling, we can help. We offer all routine vaccinations and as well as most travel vaccines. If you are traveling, alert our office about your travel plans at least three months in advance so we can get needed vaccines and administer them in an appropriate amount of time before your trip.