ASK THE DOC—How important is an annual physical?

QUESTION: How important is an annual physical?  ANSWER: The annual physical is important in three different ways. First, the annual physical can help discover any new medical conditions or problems you may have before these conditions have a chance to get out of control. When your provider sees you on a yearly basis she/he becomesfamiliar with your normal or baseline health, which makes it easier to pick up on a new […]