The doctors on Heal can provide physicals as part of your house call. Many of the leading causes of death in the United States, including heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, are preventable or manageable diseases for most people. Although genetics and family history play a role in a person’s predisposition to developing these diseases, comprehensive primary and preventive care along with healthy lifestyle choices can significantly lower the risk of developing many of the diseases afflicting millions of Americans every day.
Annual physicals can help identify if you’re at risk for developing diseases including:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
Additionally your annual physical is a great opportunity to ask your doctor any health questions you may have and discuss the social and psychological obstacles to maintaining good health, and help identify ways of working around those challenges.
The caring, compassionate doctors on Heal can conduct a full physical exam along with a comprehensive medical history, all in the privacy of your home. Doctors can also evaluate and identify any underlying conditions that may have gone undiagnosed.
Because a Heal doctor house call takes place in your home and involves a very detailed medical history, the doctor will not only assess the state of your overall health, but will be better able to determine what genetic and lifestyle risk factors to look out for to help you prevent disease. They’ll also provide a comprehensive treatment plan to manage or prevent disease, which may include recommendations and counseling for diet modification and exercise.
If deemed necessary, your doctor may prescribe medications to manage any conditions you may have or to treat any short-term infections. At the doctor’s discretion, they may also draw blood and send it to the lab for further testing or refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment.
If you haven’t had a physical yet this year, take a proactive approach to maintaining your health and book a doctor house call with Heal.