Annual Checkups Specialist

Raintree Healthcare

Primary Care Practices & Pediatric Care located in Allen, TX

Having an annual checkup yearly is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect your general health and well-being. Primary care providers Yuri Cook, MD, FAAP, Hoang Ho, MD, and the team at Raintree Healthcare in Allen, Texas, proudly offer annual checkups for people of all ages, from children to senior citizens. If it’s time to schedule your annual checkup, call the office or click the online booking tool today.

Annual Checkups Q&A

What is an annual checkup?

An annual checkup is a routine medical exam your primary care physician does to check-in on your overall health and well-being. 

In addition to providing insights and information about your health, an annual checkup presents an opportunity to discuss any changes or problems you’ve noticed.

You don’t have to be sick or feeling unwell to benefit from an annual checkup. Many chronic health problems like high blood pressure and diabetes don’t present obvious symptoms in their early stages. Annual checkups can alert you to potential problems before they get out of hand.

How often should I have an annual checkup?

There’s no set of concrete rules for annual checkups. However, the team at Raintree Healthcare recommends people participate in a physical at least once a year, especially if you’re over the age of 50.

If you have a chronic health problem or you’re expecting, the team might recommend more frequent checkups. 

What happens during an annual checkup?

No two annual checkups are exactly alike. The team at Raintree Healthcare tailors your checkup to your unique needs and health history. The team uses annual checkups to:

  • Check for signs of disease
  • Identify issues that may become medical concerns
  • Update immunizations for adults and kids
  • Build a relationship with patients

Your doctor also uses an annual checkup to test your cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. If you’re overweight or want to improve your energy levels, you can also use your annual checkup to discuss issues such as establishing a healthy diet and exercise routine. 

How do I prepare for an annual checkup?

To get the most out of your time with your primary care physician, make sure to plan for your annual checkup in advance. Before visiting Raintree Healthcare, make sure to gather all of your necessary paperwork, including:

  • Results from any recent or relevant tests
  • A list of the prescription medications and supplements you’re taking
  • Your medical and surgical history
  • Names and contact information of your previous doctors

If you have any questions you’d like the team to answer, make sure you write those down as well. 

Participating in an annual checkup is an investment in your health and quality of life. Whether you’ve recently moved and are looking to establish primary care, or it’s simply been more than a year since your last annual checkup, make an appointment at Raintree Healthcare today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.