Routine Checkups in Richmond
Checkups with No Appointment Needed in Richmond!
While most think of urgent care centers as the go-to resource for treatment of sudden illness or injury, did you know our clinic also offers routine checkups for both children and adults? Also called a physical exam, AFC Urgent Care Richmond offers convenient, preventative healthcare for these wellness checks.
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What Does a Routine Checkup Include?
To begin, your height and weight will be taken, and then vital signs will be measured. Height, weight, and vital signs all act as a barometer of important bodily functions and provide a sort of quick snapshot of your overall health. Tracking vital signs over time, including:
- blood pressure
- body temperature
- and respiration rates
These are useful tools to assess your risk for numerous health conditions and chronic diseases. Such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and more. Before your physical exam, a family history will be taken, and you will discuss certain lifestyle choices pertaining to your health with your physician, including smoking, alcohol/drug use, sleeping patterns, sexual activity, diet and exercise. Your routine checkup at AFC Urgent Care Richmond also includes a head-to-toe physical exam.
Why Do I Need a Routine Checkup if I Feel Fine?
If you wonder why a physical exam is necessary, you’re not alone. The fact is, many diseases are “silent killers,” which gradually manifest symptoms. These diseases, such as heart disease or Type 2 diabetes, are best treated in their early stages. A routine checkup can help keep you informed of your overall health and what you can do to ensure you stay as healthy as possible.
Your annual physical is when you can also ask your provider all the questions you have regarding physical symptoms you have been experiencing, medications you are currently taking, what types of tests you may want or need, and more. This is your time to get more information regarding your health!
During a routine checkup at AFC Urgent Care Richmond, you may request the following tests:
- STD/HIV testing
- Cancer screenings
- Cholesterol check
- Heart rate reading
- Blood panel test
- And more
Questions to Ask Your Provider During Your Annual Physical
- “Is this symptom or body function normal?”
- “Do I need an vaccinations or immunizations?”
- “Are my prescriptions still okay or need updating?”
- “Do I need to see a specialist because of this problem?”
- “What should I be doing to stay healthy?
- “When will I need to come back for another visit?”
There are many different kinds of questions you can ask your provider or doctor. Your healthcare should be as unique as you!
Benefits of an Annual Checkup
Personalized healthcare: When you work to build your relationship and understanding with your provider, he or she is able to better evaluate your overall health and risk factors, as well as fine tune any treatments for you.
Create an ongoing relationship with your provider: Your relationship with your provider is one of the most important ones to maintain! They will understand more than your medical chart, they will know your personal background, personality, and more. This is crucial to getting the best healthcare possible.
Annual Checkups for Children
At AFC Urgent Care Richmond we offer checkups or children and adults. We have providers that are prepared to help you and your little one get the best care possible! For children, we perform the same basic tests as with adults: height and weight check, blood pressure, and more. But we also check for developmental milestones as well that help us know if your child has something they need addressed. We work hard to make the medical office a less scary place for everyone, including children, and we put patient care first in every exam we perform!
Schedule your next checkup or walk in today!
By scheduling your routine checkup in Richmond, you are taking charge of your health and future! Our professional, compassionate, board-certified providers are here to answer all your questions and keep you as healthy as possible. Call today to schedule your appointment!
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We’re happy to offer patients convenient routine checkups and annual physicals in Richmond at convenient early, late, and weekend hours. Come in today to invest in your health!