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How Often Do I Need a Checkup?

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How Often Do I Need a Checkup?

It’s better to prevent an illness than to have to treat it. That’s why regular checkups are essential. Routinely evaluating your risk factors for various medical conditions, screening for cancer and other diseases, and assessing your lifestyle habits helps you stay healthy while reducing your risk of chronic or life threatening diseases.

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of regular checkups with your doctor, how often you should get one, how to prepare for one, and whether they’re covered by insurance.

How often should adults get a checkup?

The recommendations regarding the frequency of routine checkups are based on your age, risk factors, and current health status.

While opinions vary, routine checkups with your doctor are generally recommended as follows:

  • once every 3 years if you’re under the age of 50 and in good health

  • once a year once you turn 50

If you have a chronic disease, like diabetes or COPD for instance, you should see your doctor more frequently, no matter how old you are.

Your doctor may suggest more or less time between your checkups based on your risk factors, screening test results, and current health status.

If you are due or unsure if you are due for a routine check up call the Wright Clinic in Wright, Wyoming at 307-464-0413


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