- By Jeff Olsen
Mayo Clinic Minute: The Upside of Regular Checkups
When 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.
Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:08) is in the downloads. Read the script.