Annual Exams

Yager Family Medicine

Family Practice Physicians and Primary Care Practice located in Chamblee, GA and servicing the Metro Atlanta Area

Participating in an annual health exam is one of the easiest ways to preserve your health. In addition to alerting you to potential problems like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, an annual health exam also presents an opportunity to update vaccinations and refill your prescriptions. Board-certified family practice physician Joshua Yager, MD, at Yager Family Medicine in Chamblee, Georgia, regularly provides annual health exams to people of all ages, from infants and children to adults and seniors. To request your appointment, call the office or book online today.

Annual Exams Q & A

What is an annual health exam?

An annual health exam, or annual physical, is a preventive health measure designed to provide insights and information about your general health and well-being. During an annual health exam, Dr. Yager conducts a physical, reviews your medical history, and asks you questions about your lifestyle habits and any unusual symptoms or problems you’re experiencing.

Depending on your age and health history, Dr. Yager might also recommend updating your vaccinations or participating in other screening measures, such as a prostate exam, Pap test, or glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test.

At Yager Family Medicine, Dr. Yager values the long-term health of his patients and regularly stresses the importance of annual health exams.

What is the purpose of an annual health exam?

Dr. Yager uses an annual health exam to determine the status of your physical and mental health. Even if you feel good, you might have an underlying health problem and not realize it. Many serious conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, don’t present obvious symptoms early on. By participating in an annual health exam, you can catch these problems in their beginning stages when they respond best to treatment.

An annual health exam also presents an opportunity to:

  • Learn about a healthy diet
  • Gain insights about regular exercise and good sleep hygiene
  • Build a relationship with Dr. Yager
  • Identify the source of pain or other uncomfortable symptoms
  • Fulfill employer or insurance requirements

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with a chronic condition like heart disease, an annual health exam also presents an opportunity for Dr. Yager to make healthy lifestyle recommendations and formulate a custom care plan.

How do I prepare for an annual health exam?

In order to make the most of your time with Dr. Yager, it’s important you prepare for your appointment ahead of time. Make sure to gather all of the necessary paperwork, including:

  • A list of prescription medications and nutritional supplements you take
  • A list of any unusual symptoms you’re experiencing
  • Your medical and surgical history
  • Names and contact information of doctors you’ve recently visited
  • Results from any recent screening procedures

You should also let Dr. Yager know if you have an implanted device like a pacemaker or defibrillator.

To receive a comprehensive, evidence-based annual health exam, request an appointment at Yager Family Medicine by calling the office or booking online today. It’s the first step toward a healthier and more vibrant quality of life.