Annual Checkup

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NY Family Docs

Primary Care Practice & Family Practice located in Williamsburg, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, CityLine & Forest Hills NY

Far too many people are willing to perform routine maintenance on their cars and homes but don’t extend the same level of care to their bodies. NY Family Docs wants to change that with convenient and thorough annual checkups available at each of their offices throughout Brooklyn and Queens, including Ridgewood, Woodhaven, and Williamsburg, New York. To schedule your checkup, call the office or request an appointment online.

Annual Checkup Q & A

Who needs an annual checkup?

To maintain your health, it’s recommended for everyone to receive an annual checkup. Even if you think you’re in absolutely top health, a yearly appointment with your doctor is critical to maintaining that health. Your annual checkup gives your NY Family Docs practitioner the opportunity to do much more than just update your file. During your appointment, you’ll be screened for a wide variety of health conditions.

Annual screenings are one of the best things you can do to protect your overall health. With regular screenings, you ensure that any potential health concerns are caught early. And early detection allows for treatment when diseases are at their most treatable.

This delivers two benefits directly to you. First, it improves the likelihood of a positive outcome from your treatment. Secondly, it minimizes the invasiveness of any necessary treatment. Treating a health concern early, before it’s had the opportunity to grow or spread, means NY Family Docs can focus the treatment and minimize potential side effects.

What should I expect during an annual checkup?

Your yearly appointment is tailored to you. Your NY Family Docs practitioner customizes the physical exam to your personal and family health history, your current health status, and your preferences.

Your annual checkup also presents an opportunity for you to address any health concerns. If you have any questions about your physical or mental health, this is the perfect time to ask them.

In addition to this personal health consultation, your checkup can include:

  • Blood work
  • A vitals check
  • A heart exam (via stethoscope)
  • A lung exam (via stethoscope)
  • Screening for a wide range of physical diseases
  • Screening for mental health concerns, including depression and addiction

Why does an annual checkup include mental health screenings?

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Mental health concerns deserve the same level of care and dedicated treatment as illnesses in your physical body. Yet, many people walk around without addressing their mental health needs.

NY Family Docs is working to change that by including mental health screenings during patients’ annual checkups. It’s the perfect opportunity to look for signs of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and other conditions that could be preventing you from leading your healthiest life.

For a comprehensive annual checkup, call NY Family Docs or schedule your appointment online.