Why are Annual Exams and Screenings so Important?

May 11, 2021
regular screenings at CHPG Primary Care Southwest Longmont

Meeting regularly with a provider at CHPG Primary Care Southwest Longmont can benefit your health through early disease detection and preventative care plans. Regular exams have been shown to save lives and reduce the impacts of disease. Regular exams and screenings are the perfect opportunity to get your health questions answered.

A good rule of thumb is to schedule these appointments around your birthday each year to make sure you and your provider are both updated on your current health goals. Each year can bring new challenges, and your provider can help you navigate any concerns for the future. Meeting with your care provider when you aren’t sick is one of the best times to see them. When you get your “clean bill of health” you can treat yourself to lunch!

What screenings should you ask about?

Screenings are medical tests your provider will use to check for diseases and health conditions before any signs or symptoms occur. Getting your recommended screenings is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Below are some of the recommended screenings, but your provider may suggest others to you depending on your health history.

One more important item to discuss regularly with your provider is the medications you are taking. You should make a list of your medications/supplements and exactly how you are taking them – include prescribed and over-the-counter medications.

Don’t put off your annual exams or screenings. Call and set up your appointment today – 303-649-3500. CHPG Primary Care Southwest Longmont is accepting new patients if you don’t have a healthcare provider.