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“How are you feeling?” is probably one of the first questions your doctor will ask during your annual visit. If you haven’t needed to see your doctor between physicals, your answer will most likely be, “Fine.” It won't be until later that you remember all the miscellaneous symptoms, health issues, and aches and pains from the last year.
Don’t miss another opportunity to maximize your time with your doctor. By planning and preparing beforehand, you ensure that you’ll remember to ask the correct questions during the limited time you have with your primary care physician.
Going in for a physical can be slightly intimidating for some, so why not lighten the mood beforehand by watching this fun video where Blackhawk's mascot, Tommy Hawk, gets his physical at NorthShore!
Do you have a yearly physical? How do you make the most of your annual visit? Curtis Mann, MD, Family Medicine at NorthShore, offers some tips on how to make the most of your time with your doctor: