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Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

Wellness Visits: 4 Benefits Of Seeing Your General Practitioner When You're Not Sick

by Carla Hudson

If you only go to your doctor when you're sick, you may want to squeeze in an extra appointment or two each year when you're not sick. Seeing your doctor when you're healthy, an occurrence often referred to as a wellness visit, may take extra time and money, but the payoff is well worth it. A wellness visit can uncover potential health issues, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which can cause significant health issues if they go undetected. Following are four benefits of seeing your general practitioner when you're not sick.

Receive Vital Health Screenings

As mentioned, a wellness visit can uncover potential health issues that may not have any noticeable symptoms, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. If left untreated, these serious conditions can contribute to numerous cardiovascular issues, including stroke and heart attack. Regular blood screenings can also uncover chronic illnesses, such as hypothyroidism and anemia. The truth is that many people push off or ignore symptoms until they become severe, which is not a healthy practice.

Monitor Your Current Health Conditions

If you have chronic health conditions, such as depression, endometriosis, heart disease, etc., a wellness visit allows you to talk to your doctor about changes in your condition that might not warrant an appointment of their own. If you're feeling extra tired, for example, your doctor may want to see if any of your current health conditions are worsening. If you don't have the chance to talk to your doctor, they will never know that you're not feeling well, 

Get Access to Preventive Care

Preventive care, such as flu shots and cancer screenings, are often offered during a wellness visit. When you're sick and at the doctor, there are too many other things to talk about, so your doctor likely won't focus on preventive care. However, preventive care is vital if you want to remain healthy.

Build a Relationship with Your Doctor

Building a relationship with your doctor is about more than getting to know one another; it allows your doctor to understand how you behave normally, which can help them identify potential issues, such as dementia. It's very difficult for family members to pick up on slow changes, but your doctor may notice differences in your personality if they get to know you. 

As you can see, there are several reasons why it's a good idea to see your general practitioner when you're not sick. If you haven't seen your doctor this year, it's time to make an appointment.