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How often should I get a physical

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends on your age: Sex, pre-existing conditions, family history, and a whole host of other factors.

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Dr. Jennifer Frank
21 years experience Family Medicine
Annually: The exam part of an annual physical is usually not the most important part, unless you're having symptoms. However, it is important to get your blood ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Physical: Obtain your history, past medical history, surgical history, review of systems and blood pressure, pulse, etc. And complete examination of all body sy ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Resistance training: Any gym guy will show you. Three times a week, do three sets of ten reps of the maximum you can handle for each muscle group. It won't change your bon ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get back in shape!: You should always maintain regular health maintenance checks to stay healthy, whether you retire or not. Getting in shape and exercising is also the s ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
No: You should have a pe every year by your primary physician.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
31 years experience Family Medicine
Occupation helath: Although advisable to get the physical by your personal doc, so you can have a followup, it is possible to find occupational health clinics in your ar ... Read More
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Dr. Patrick Mckenna
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Primary care Dr: I recommend that you establish a relationship with a primary care Dr. Talk to your insurance provider, they can provide you with a list of Dr's that ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Weight lifting.: If we are talking body mass- consider weight lifting.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Relationships: Closeness is an experience that is usually influenced by early relationships in our life. Psychotherapy with a mental health professional could help y ... Read More

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