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Routine Checkups at AFC Urgent Care Willow Grove

The Importance of Routine Checkups

Routine checkups are essential for everyone, no matter their age. Many jobs require physical exams to ensure employees are in good shape to carry out their duties. Many people also elect to have them done when they notice something seems wrong or different or simply because it has been a year since they have seen their provider.

Your regular doctor is the first place you go when you need a routine checkup, which works well for many people. Keeping your medical records updated with your doctor allows them to prescribe medication better and monitor any changes to your history. However, what happens when you need to be seen quickly and the doctor's office can't work you into their schedule? That's where AFC Urgent Care Willow Grove comes in.

Why Choose AFC Urgent Care Willow Grove

AFC Urgent Care Willow Brove is an excellent option for a routine checkup or other healthcare. Our providers can give you the same comprehensive physical you receive in a primary doctor's office. However, you can make an appointment or walk into AFC Urgent Care Willow Grove when you're ready to be seen. Our short wait times ensure you can be in and out quickly.

Routine checkups at AFC Urgent Care Willow Grove are focused on preventing illness. It is not an appointment intended to treat an active condition or symptom or diagnose a disease. Routine checkups are also known as:

  • Preventive Visits
  • Health Evaluations
  • Wellness Visits
  • General Medical Examinations

These visits are sometimes referred to as "physicals" or "annuals," but a routine checkup does not need to include all of the tests and screenings that a physical does. However, most insurance plans usually cover these visits for a yearly routine checkup.

What Should I Expect During a Routine Checkup At AFC Urgent Care Willow Grove?

When you visit our urgent care center in Willow Grove, PA, your routine checkup will generally include the following:

  • Blood pressure check
  • Heart rate check
  • Weight measurement
  • Height measurement
  • Discussing medical history and activities to schedule any possible screening tests, such as:
    • STDs
    • Lyme Disease
    • Osteoporosis
    • Reflexes
    • COVID-19
    • Cholesterol
    • Glucose levels
  • Discuss possible cancer screening tests based on age and family medical history
  • Screen for any mental health concerns, such as depression
  • For older adults, conduct addition assessments such as:
  • Fall Risk
  • Memory Loss
  • Hearing Loss
  • Eyesight Loss

What Is The Difference Between a Routine Checkup and Other Doctor Visits?

A doctor visit, especially to a primary care doctor, is generally meant to cover chronic illnesses. For example, a routine checkup would not address ongoing high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol. A routine checkup would not address a new symptom, like pain or an injury, identified in a previous checkup. These things generally need to have an official doctor's visit. AFC Urgent Care Willow Grove is usually a not the location for chronic illness, but we can evaluate, diagnose, and treat new illnesses and injuries. However, it is essential to remember that a doctor's visit needs to address those things, which will be billed differently by an insurance carrier. We must follow specific rules and protocols that differentiate between routine checks and doctor visits.

Is it beneficial to get a routine checkup at AFC Urgent Care Willow Grove?

Research suggests that routine checkups often help patients detect illnesses, such as cervical cancer or colon cancer, and detect chronic disease early, such as high blood pressure. A routine checkup will allow patients to check in with a doctor to promote healthier lifestyles, like a better diet and regular exercise. Checkups also help patients control the risk factors for heart attack and stroke by preventing high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Is a Routine Checkup Necessary?

Routine checkups are critical for older adults and those who have chronic illnesses. Patients taking long-term medications also should have routine checkups to ensure the medication is still effective and no adjustments are needed. Finally, a routine checkup helps patients build a more personal relationship with their doctor, improving health outcomes.

The experienced doctors and staff at AFC Urgent Care Willow Grove are ready to help you. Call our location today and speak with our team to determine if a routine checkup (and other medical concerns you may have) is suitable for you. We are open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 8 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm.

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