- By Jeff Olsen
Mayo Clinic Minute: The Benefits of a Physical Exam
Have you had a physical lately, or do you plan to schedule an exam this year? The National Institutes of Health recommends all adults should visit their health care provider from time to time, even if they are healthy. The purpose of these visits is to:
- Screen for diseases
- Assess risk of future medical problems
- Encourage a healthy lifestyle
In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Jeff Olsen speaks with internist Dr. Vandana Bhide about additional benefits that come with regular physical exams.