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6 Reasons You Should Schedule Your Yearly Check-up Right Now

As we get into the new year, now is the best time for a check-up with your provider. Whether it’s in-person or done virtually, taking time to chat with your care team can prevent future health problems. Here are 6 other reasons to check in.

  • Catch issues early 

Your yearly check-up is a time for you to check in with your health. You can ask any questions or bring up any concerns. We’ll check your blood pressure and other vitals. Everything will get charted down. This yearly recording helps us notice patterns and spot changes in your health. 

When we catch issues earlier, we are able to treat them more effectively. Staying ahead of your health is always a win. 

  • Answer those lingering questions

Our bodies are complex and do weird things sometimes. Instead of asking the internet, it is probably a good idea to ask your professional health expert. If it is a simple question, you can easily send a message to your provider through MyChart. But if you want to have a lengthier conversation, scheduling a check-up is the way to go. 

  • Get the most out of your insurance benefits 

Preventative visits to your provider are typically covered by insurance. This gives you the perfect opportunity to chat with your care team about anything and everything concerning your physical and mental wellbeing. Plus, when you catch issues earlier, it can save you time and money by preventing more extensive care. 

  • Connection with your care team

Sometimes, it can feel difficult to discuss health issues. That’s why knowing your provider is helpful. When you establish a connection with your healthcare team, you feel more open to talk about things. This connection helps your provider, too. When they know you and your health, they can spot changes more effectively. Meaning better overall health for you, for every milestone. 

  • Establishes a habit 

When you schedule one appointment, it becomes easier to schedule the next. When you are at your appointment or on a virtual visit, our team can easily schedule the next appointment and keep your wellness journey going strong. 

  • Your personal health guide 

We’re here to help you live at your optimum health. Everybody is different so every recommendation is different. We’ll work with you to give recommendations that suit your lifestyle and ability. Let us guide you to better wellness. 

“It is important for patients to remain on top of their health during this time,” said Dr. Susan Hoyum, family medicine physician at Fairview Mesaba Clinic in Hibbing.  “We want to see you for preventative health and routine screenings, it’s safe to come in.”

Don’t Wait. Schedule an Appointment Today. 

Although we’re still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, please don’t delay your health.  We highly recommend you come in for routine appointments and screenings.  All of our clinics and our hospital have strict protocols in place to keep you safe.

To schedule, call 218-362-6937. 


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