An Annual Exam is Key to Living Your Best Life

An Annual Exam is Key to Living Your Best Life

We all know life gets hectic. Between work deadlines and your kid’s after school activities, to family vacations, and going back to school, scheduling can become a hassle. That’s why Aylo believes in providing primary care at your convenience and on your time, especially when it comes to annual physicals. We offer nine primary clinic locations with extended hours and same-day appointments to accommodate routine and emergency needs.

No matter your age or stage of life, annual physical exams are essential to your ongoing health. Visiting your primary care provider for regular preventative care is one of the best ways to identify and treat health issues before they get worse. Whether you’re aware of it or not, a lot happens to your body over the course of a year, especially as we grow older. Changes aren’t just limited to your body either – medical records change as well. Your annual physical exam is the perfect time to let your primary care physician know about any changes that could affect your health. That’s why yearly physicals are an essential part of maintaining good health, as well as preventing any unforeseen medical issues.

So, what is an annual physical exactly? A physical exam is essential to any routine doctor’s visit – however, there is no set formula for how a physical is conducted. Depending on your risk factors, age, lifestyle, and family history – your doctor could order a wide variety of blood tests and other screenings during your exams. The results of these tests enable your doctor to make any necessary recommendations for follow-up testing, or any suggested lifestyle changes. Some of these tests – like a complete blood count (CBC), can even test for more severe conditions, like heart disease or cancer. Regardless, our physicians always focus on listening to your questions or concerns – including you in the process.

A regular annual checkup is a key to living your best life, and the good part is that basic annual physicals are covered by almost all insurance carriers. With The Affordable Care Act, most commercial insurance plans provide coverage for preventative care without co-pays, co-insurance, or deductibles. Things covered usually include annual physicals, recommended immunization, and age-risk appropriate screenings; such as lab tests, mammograms, and colonoscopies. However, other services may vary based on your specific coverage. Our providers’ top priority is to make sure you get the testing you need to stay healthy. Therefore, we recommend that you learn more about what your insurance plan will cover ahead of time and discuss it with your provider.

At Aylo Health, we’ve done thousands of physicals and can get you in and out quickly. So, from scheduling to getting your results – we will work hard to make the experience as pleasant and efficient as possible.

Scheduling your annual physical exam might just be the best thing you do for your health this year.