The Importance and Purpose of a Routine Medical Exam

Urgent Care Services: Routine Medical ExamEvery year, each of us is told by our health insurance or primary care provider that we should visit our family physician for a checkup. To many people, it is an inconvenience to take time out of their busy schedule to go to a doctor’s office and send a lot of time doing a physical exam and blood workup. If you feel healthy, what is the point of seeing a doctor? Well, the old saying may have been that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but in reality, seeing a doctor each year can also keep the doctor away. It can prevent the need for major visits or hospital stays. It is not an appointment you want to miss.

What Happens During a Routine Medical Exam

The exact steps taken by your family doctor during a general wellness exam will vary slightly depending upon your age and the medical conditions you have previously been diagnosed with. Most exams consist of routine medical testing such as lab work and physical examination to search for hypertension, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar. Other important parts of a routine checkup include:

Discuss any abnormalities and concerns you have had over the past year
Update immunizations
Check for common diseases to catch them early and provide treatment
• Help you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine
Provide referrals to specialists
Prepare you for fluctuations in your body throughout stages of your life

Catching Disease Early

Regular health exams are crucial to catching problems early, or sometimes stopping them before they begin. Early detection is the key to the best possible treatment, and not just in serious conditions like cancer and auto immune disorders, but also in simple and common instances of diabetes, osteoporosis, and vitamin deficiencies. Many take their health for granted and sometimes forget that these little problems can turn into big issues down the road. instead of being taken by surprise when a health crisis hits you, seeing a doctor regularly can prepare you and prevent many health headaches.

To see a physician about worrisome symptoms or receive a routine medical exam contact Emergis ER and Urgent Care now.

Addison Emergency Center Focused on Community Health, Preventing Emergencies

For Immediate Release

21 April 2017 (Addison, TX) – Emergis ER, a freestanding emergency center in Addison, Richardson and Fort Worth, is launching an initiative to prevent emergencies from happening this summer by promoting a series of community events focused on health and safety.

Emergis ER is teaming up with the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) to sponsor Addison’s Energy for Life Walkathon on May 6 at Vitruvian Park. Mitochondrial disease is a disorder where a person’s cells cannot produce enough energy, causing developmental delays, muscle weakness and poor growth. The UMDF is raising money to research a cure as well as improved treatment for symptoms. Continue reading “Addison Emergency Center Focused on Community Health, Preventing Emergencies”

5 Reasons to Eat More Iron

In a world of caffeinated breakfasts and deep-fried dinners, Americans are lacking critical nutrients. But with just a few changes in the types of food you eat, you can skip the coffee in the morning and feel fuller in the evening, leading to weight loss and more money. (Wouldn’t you like to save $5 every day on coffee? That’s $1,825 a year!)

Let’s take a quick moment to examine the benefits of getting more iron, look at what foods deliver the iron you need, and give you a reason to pick up a salad on your next lunch break: Continue reading “5 Reasons to Eat More Iron”