How often do you need a physical exam or health maintenance visit?
All adults should visit their healthcare provider regularly, even if they are feeling healthy. Having an annual health maintenance exam is an excellent opportunity to take charge of your health. Regular healthcare checks may help find problems early or prevent health problems before they occur. Many problems, if found early, may be easier to treat and less likely to pose serious risks to your health.
Even if you feel fine, it is still important to regularly see your health care provider to check for potential problems. For example, most people who have high blood pressure don’t even know it. The only way to find out is by having blood pressure checked regularly.
Likewise, high blood sugar and high cholesterol levels often do not produce any symptoms until the disease becomes advanced.