Annual Physicals

Anthony G. Avitabile, DO -  - Family Medicine

RiverCity Family Medicine, PLLC

Anthony G. Avitabile, DO

Family Medicine located in Chattanooga, TN

Are you doing everything you can to keep yourself healthy? With annual physicals at RiverCity Family Medicine, PLLC, Dr. Anthony Avitabile will make sure your efforts are working and guide you on any changes you need to make. Get your comprehensive checkup to ensure your long-term health by visiting Dr. Avitabile in Chattanooga, Tennessee, once a year. Schedule your annual physical by calling the office or booking online today.

Annual Physicals Q & A

What is an annual physical?

An annual physical is an opportunity for a dedicated, knowledgeable health care professional to make sure that everything in your body is working the way it should. It’s a little like taking your car into the mechanic or performing maintenance around your house. When you want something to last a long time, you protect it against damage.

With an annual physical, you set yourself up for health success. This regular visit to RiverCity Family Medicine ensures that you catch any health challenges early on when they’re easiest to treat. And it gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you have, ensuring you’re informed so you can take the right steps to keep yourself healthy.

What should I expect during my physical?

Generally, an annual physical at RiverCity Family Medicine consists of two parts. 

Health history

During this first portion of your physical, you talk with Dr. Avitabile about your overall health. You point out anything that’s given you pause and discuss your family’s health history. You also talk about your health habits, like what you generally eat, how much you exercise, how much you sleep, and whether you smoke.

Dr. Avitabile uses all of this information to get an overview of your health. This way, he can recommend the right screenings and treatments to keep you in top health. 

Physical exam

Next, Dr. Avitabile physically checks you. This exam entails listening to your heart and lungs, checking your temperature, and performing other routine examinations that can alert them to any possible health issues.

Your exam may also include specific screenings. If you have a family history of diabetes, for example, you may have a simple test performed to check you for it. Before performing any screening or examination, Dr. Avitabile lets you know why it’s important for your health and what you should expect during it.

Why should I get a physical once a year?

If you’re concerned about your health or you have a family history of a specific hereditary condition, you may want to visit RiverCity Family Medicine more frequently to have your health appraised. But if you’re healthy, a once-a-year visit is usually sufficient to catch any health complications early so that Dr. Avitabile can effectively treat them. 

Keep yourself in top health by scheduling your annual physical. Call Dr. Avitabile at RiverCity Family Medicine or book your physical online today. 

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