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Published on June 24, 2016

Adults Need Physicals, Too

Dr. Taeger with a patientWe all understand the necessity of school and sports physicals for children, but what about you – the adult? If you haven’t been sick or injured, you may not have thought about seeing your doctor in a long time.

Regular checkups help reveal potential health problems sooner and reinforce healthy behaviors. If you haven’t seen a primary care physician in the past year or more, you should schedule an annual physical as soon as possible. These appointments will also help keep you up-to-date on age-appropriate screenings and immunizations, and many insurances cover annual physicals.

If you don’t feel a physical examination is needed, a wellness visit may be a more appropriate choice for you. Read more about the differences and ask your healthcare team which is best for you at this time.

To schedule an annual physical or wellness visit, call your primary care provider today. If you do not have one, call our Find a Doc line at (319) 369-4444. You can also sign up for MyChart to schedule appointments and keep track of test results, billing and more.

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