Denton County Living Well Magazine Spring 2015 - Page 27

Benefits of an Annual Wellness Examination Courtesy Avere Healthcare Clinic D o you remember the last time you received a yearly physical? If you think about it, you may realize that it’s been a while. People go to the doctor for problems or concerns they are having, but very few actually keep up with yearly examinations that include blood tests and checking vital signs. Even though it may not be a fun way to spend an hour of your day, getting a physical is important for maintaining your health. Wouldn’t you rather choose to have a yearly physical when you feel good, than have to see a doctor once per month or more when you are sick? A physical can detect problems early on, because many illnesses and diseases in early stages do not have any physical symptoms. This is why it is important to stay on top of your health, and make sure that you have regular check-ups. It can help to treat a problem if caught early enough, and can avoid the problems from developing into something more serious. Sometimes a thorough examination can detect warning signs for more serious disorders that without treatment could cause other diseases or problems. Maybe you have an issue that you don’t think is any big deal and not worth mentioning, such as really dry skin, a small rash, or maybe you’ve just been feeling very run-down and tired lately. A physical is the perfect opportunity to bring these issues up, and give you some peace of mind. Maybe some of the “little” things that you don’t think are important can give a clue as to something more serious going on which requires attention. Obviously, we all want to live long, healthy lives, so why put off going for a yearly physical? Physicals are what can ensure that you are doing your part to prevent illness, and help you receive treatment as early as possible if needed. The good news is that with most insurance plans, annual wellness exams are covered with zero cost to the patient. So, don’t put off something as important as getting a checkup, when it just may save your life. Call us today at 940387-7300 and schedule your appointment. HEALTHCARE CLINICS Introducing Avere Healthcare Clinic! We are a primary care clinic conveniently located on the corner of Bonnie Brae and Charlotte in Denton. The dedicated staff of our clinic will work together as a team to provide you exceptional, high-quality, comprehensive medical care while paying close attention to your needs and concerns. Services available include: Carol Hedtke, MS, RN, FNP-C General Physicals Same Day Sick Visits Diabetes Management Cholesterol Management Testosterone Therapy Prostate Cancer Screening Women’s Healthcare High Blood Pressure Management Cardiovascular Screening B12 Injections 2535 Charlotte Street, Suite 102; Denton, TX 76201 (940) 387-7300 DENTON COUNTY Living Well Magazine | SPRING 2015 25