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Annual Checkups Specialist

More MD -  - Family Medicine

More MD

Family Medicine, Primary Care, & Internists located in Prescott, Surprise, Gilbert & Lake Havasu City, AZ

Aside from following the picture-perfect diet and exercising daily, annual checkups with your primary care physician are the best way to stay in tip-top shape. As expert family practitioner Tim Urell, DO, of More MD can monitor your health and help you manage chronic conditions. Book your annual checkup at the Sierra Vista, Surprise, or Prescott, Arizona, clinic location today. Request your visit online or over the phone.

Annual Checkups Q & A

Why do I need an annual checkup?

Annual checkups are preventive visits with your dedicated primary care physician (PCP). While you might need a routine exam to get help managing a chronic condition or to aim to prevent inherited ailments, it’s just as important to schedule annual evaluations if you’re generally healthy.

Annual checkups allow your physician to evaluate your overall health and look for early indicators of chronic diseases, such as a gradual increase of high blood pressure. But you might also need a visit with your PCP:

  • Before starting a new job, sporting activity, or school
  • To maintain your license for work or insurance
  • Before surgery (preoperative evaluation)
  • Before traveling overseas, or after coming home from overseas

Your routine visits are your one-on-one time with your dedicated PCP, so you can discuss all of your medical concerns.

What should I expect during an annual checkup?

While your routine checkup at More MD is tailored to your health and specific needs, in general, you can expect:

  • Vaccination updates or booster shots
  • On-site blood testing or urinalysis
  • Blood pressure check
  • Oxygen level testing
  • Medication updates
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Annual flu shots

If you’re female, you might need a well-woman exam that can include a breast exam, pelvic exam, and Pap smear. If you’re male, your annual checkup could include a prostate or hernia exam.

Do I need to prepare for an annual checkup?

The team at More MD work together to ensure your annual checkup is comprehensive and includes all of the different tests you may need. If your checkup is mandatory, like for work or school, bring your necessary paperwork with you. It’s also helpful to:

  • Request copies of medical records from former primary care doctors
  • Make a list of all medications, including over-the-counter kinds
  • Write down all of your questions and concerns

Dr. Moran and Dr. Urell enjoy getting to know patients individually. Because they’re probably going to want to know about your family health history, it’s also helpful to find out as much as you can, or if anyone in your immediate family has experienced any changes in their health.

To book your next physical exam at More MD, click on the online scheduler. You can also call your nearest office directly to book.