Why Annual Checkups Are Important

Annual exams from your family medicine doctors in Austin, TX, can safeguard your health.

It is important to protect your health, so you can live a long, happy life. Protecting your health starts with visiting your family medicine doctors regularly. When you have an annual checkup, your doctors can help you prevent illness and diseases.

Dr. Paul Keinarth and Dr. Kelly Alberda of Margolin, Keinarth & Alberda Family Health Center offer a wide range of family medicine services in Austin, TX, including annual checkups to safeguard your health.

During your annual checkup, your doctor:

  • Will do a comprehensive physical examination to check your height, weight, blood pressure, and other vital signs. This is a great way to determine if your blood pressure is high. If so, you might need blood pressure medication.
  • May order lab work, including blood tests to check for any evidence of diabetes or high cholesterol. If so, you might need diabetes or cholesterol medication.
  • May also recommend and provide vaccinations including flu, pneumonia, shingles, or booster shots.
  • May suggest modifications to your diet, your level of exercise, quitting smoking, or other lifestyle choices which are impacting your health.

Your healthcare needs change as you get older. Your family medicine doctor can help you deal with age-related changes like diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, and other conditions.

Your doctor can also make any necessary referrals for specific conditions. Whether you need a gastroenterologist, allergist, cardiologist, or another specialist, your annual checkup is the gateway to better health.

Your annual checkup is an excellent opportunity for you to discuss your health concerns. Your doctor is an expert at diagnosing and treating illnesses and diseases and wants to help you stay healthy throughout your life.

To learn more about the importance of annual checkups and family medicine in Austin, TX, call Dr. Keinarth and Dr. Alberda of Margolin, Keinarth & Alberda Family Health Center at (512) 459-9889 today

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