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

No, you do not need to get a comprehensive physical every year. Though wellness visits should be performed every year, a comprehensive physical doesn’t need to happen that often. If you are generally healthy, having these exams every three to five years is recommended.

Yearly comprehensive physicals might be called for if you are at high risk for a particular disease or condition such as cancer or heart disease, or if you participate in sports.

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?

At what age should you start getting your annual physical?

* 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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