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At what age should you start getting your annual physical?

Most people will get annual exams throughout their childhood, but these are less intensive than adult exams. At around age 18, you should get your first comprehensive physical exam.

This is the same for everyone, regardless of gender, though there are a couple of gender-specific tests your doctor may prescribe. Women specifically should start having annual gynecological physicals at between 13 and 15 years old. However, a pelvic exam is not necessary until the age of 21, unless there are specific gynecological concerns. Men should start having regular prostate exams at about 50 unless otherwise recommended by their doctor.

What happens during an annual physical exam?

What is the purpose of an annual wellness exam?

What blood tests are done for an annual physical?

Is a comprehensive wellness visit the same as an annual physical exam?

Do you need to get a comprehensive physical exam every year?

* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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