Annual exams are a cornerstone of great health and a need that no one should overlook. At Lozier Medicine LLC in Intervale, New Hampshire, Valerie Lozier, PsyD, FNP-BC, and her team offer comprehensive annual exams to help you get and stay on track for optimal health and wellness. When you’re ready to schedule, a quick phone call or a few moments online are all you need.
Far too many people only come to see their primary care provider once a serious health crisis arises. This approach fails to tap into all of the benefits that preventive medicine has to offer.
When you take a proactive approach to your health, you have the chance to avoid serious outcomes before they develop. Annual exams help you better understand your current health as well as your risk level for serious issues, including chronic disease.
You’ll receive screenings according to your age, sex, and overall health. If additional screenings are needed, you’ll discuss the next steps.
Annual exams also provide the setting for you to build a trusting bond with your practitioner. This serves you well if and when an acute care need arises.
The initial portion of your annual exam focuses on gathering routine information about your overall health. This includes a quick check of your height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature.
Next, you’ll have time to discuss any areas of concern with your practitioner. This is a great chance for you to ask questions about any health topic of interest. You might explore whether you should add supplements or IV therapy to your wellness routine, or talk about how professional weight management might help you reach a healthier weight.
Your practitioner also performs a basic physical assessment. Areas of focus might include:
Your annual exams are also an opportunity to receive any vaccines you need. Flu and COVID vaccines are available, as well as all other vaccines recommended by the nation’s health authorities.
The best way to prepare for your annual exams is to bring in a list of all medications and supplements you’re taking, as well as an overview of any health issues you’ve developed since your last visit.
It’s also helpful to think about what you hope to accomplish through your visit. Many people bring in a list of questions or topics, just to make sure they don’t forget anything.
When you’re ready to set up your next annual exam, booking a visit is as easy as a phone call. You can also book online, an option that allows you to schedule from home anytime.