• By Jeff Olsen

Mayo Clinic Minute: The Upside of Regular Checkups

June 27, 2016

man in hospital exam room consulting with medical staffWhen was the last time you had a checkup with a doctor? Even if you feel healthy, the National Institutes of Health recommends you visit a health care provider from time to time.

The purpose of the appointments is to:

  • Screen for diseases
  • Assess risk of future medical problems
  • Encourage a healthy lifestyle
  • Update vaccinations

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Jeff Olsen speaks with internal medicine specialist Dr. Vandana Bhide about additional benefits that come with regular physical exams.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:08) is in the downloads. Read the script.