Going for your routine checkup with your doctor may not always be your favorite thing to do… But it IS a good thing to do – Especially if you’re provided with home care services. Your annual visits to your doctor require a little more of your attention each year as staying healthy becomes a priority.
For your next annual checkup with your doctor this year, we’ve come up with 5 key questions you should ask to keep you healthy and feeling good. Make sure to note your doctor’s response!
What screening tests do I need?
At your routine checkup, your doctor will probably check your blood pressure and cholesterol levels like usual. But you should also ask them if any other screen testing may be a good idea for you. For example, prostate exams for men, and mammograms for both women and men.
What should I be eating – or not eating?
Healthy eating and focusing on your nutrition is always important. You can ask your doctor if you should implement changes in your diet if you are worried about your weight, blood pressure, or cholesterol levels.
How’s my weight?
If it’s recommended that you shed a few pounds to start feeling better, as your doctor to suggest healthy ways to go about weight loss. They can also tell you about how your weight can affect your health and risk for disease.
What should I do before my next visit?
Think of your next doctor’s visit as a milestone – Maybe you’ll have goals to achieve before your next appointment! If your goal is to lose weight, eat healthier, or exercise more, come up with a plan with your doctor so you’re prepared for your next checkup.
When do I need to see a doctor again?
Who says routine checkups must be performed annually? Your doctor will help you decide when the right time is for YOU to come back.
If you’re thinking about enrolling home care services or you’re looking to expand your options, we would love to consult with you at Home Care Assistance! Give us a call and we’ll discuss a plan that works best for you.