• Forget That Annual Physical ?!

    by Sharan Abdul-Rahman, MD
    on Apr 6th, 2015

NPR recently tweeted that the time honored tradition of annual physical examination in otherwise healthy and asymptomatic persons is little value. This is HUGE and something that we both practitioners and patients should consider.

As a physician this could potentially take money out of my pocket, so there is a disincentive to argue for such changes. However, there are plenty of persons who are sick and in need of care that we should not feed off of those that may not having any current need for our services. Additionally, we should be able to think of creative programs and incentives to help the healthy among us to embrace a life style and habits that don't require as much time and expense as the annual physical exam.

Author Sharan Abdul-Rahman, MD

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