A physical exam is a yearly (or more frequently if required) visit with your provider to make sure that your overall health is stable and that you don’t have underlying medical problems that you are unaware of. Even healthy adults are recommended to have an annual physical, those who have a complex medical history, or even those who just want to feel assured of their health can benefit from this type of exam and prevent future health problems or exacerbations. Below are some of the main goals of an annual physical:
Welcome to Medicare Preventive Visit
The Welcome to Medicare preventive visit is a one-time appointment you can choose to receive when you are new to Medicare. The aim of the visit is to promote general health and help prevent diseases.
During the course of your Welcome to Medicare preventive visit, your provider should:
The Welcome to Medicare preventive visit is not a head-to-toe physical. This visit is also separate from the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV), which you can choose to receive annually.
Learn more about other preventative care services that we offer.