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Routine Check-Up

Routine Check-Up

About Routine Check-Up

One of the best ways to stay healthy is by attending routine checkups at one of Honeycomb Medical Group’s four offices in Memphis, Tennessee, Holly Springs, Mississippi. Your provider can identify developing health problems early on when they’re more treatable and offer advice on improving your general health. Call your nearest Honeycomb Medical Group office to arrange a routine checkup or schedule a consultation online today.

Routine Check-Up Q & A

What is a routine checkup?

A routine checkup is an appointment with your Honeycomb Medical Group provider to evaluate your health. Unlike a sick visit or chronic care management consultation, routine checkups don’t focus on existing health problems. Instead, it’s a preventive measure, assessing your risk factors for various medical disorders.

You might undergo screening for certain diseases at a routine checkup and have blood tests to identify problems like:

  • Raised blood sugar
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Infections

Your provider also reviews your lifestyle, offering advice and support so you can make changes where necessary that reduce your risk of chronic and life-threatening diseases.

How often should I have a routine checkup?

The frequency of a routine checkup depends on various factors, like your age and general health.

People under 50 who are in good health should have a routine checkup at least every three years. Individuals over 50 benefit from a yearly checkup.

If you have one or more long-term health problems, you should visit Honeycomb Medical Group more frequently, regardless of your age. The practice offers chronic care management programs for patients with ongoing health challenges.

If you have any concerns between your routine checkups, such as changes in bowel movements or unexplained pain, contact your provider for advice — don’t wait until your checkup.

What benefits do regular checkups offer?

Regular checkups benefit your health in several ways. 

First, regular checkups can identify potentially life-threatening health problems before they cause irreparable harm. That ensures you avoid the pain, misery, expense, and distress of being seriously ill. Treating serious health conditions early also increases the likelihood of a successful outcome.

Furthermore, you can take advantage of preventive medicine services like vaccinations, weight management programs, nutrition counseling, and smoking cessation support. Your provider helps you make changes to your daily life that improve your health and reduce your risk of developing conditions like:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • High cholesterol
  • Atherosclerosis (hardened arteries)
  • Stroke
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

Routine checkups are also helpful for developing a trusting relationship with your primary care provider.

Call Honeycomb Medical Group to arrange your routine checkup or book an appointment via the online scheduling feature today.