If you haven’t yet seen your doctor this year for an annual physical, you have probably received reminders from Humana to schedule your appointment. There are a number of reasons why Humana wants you to have an annual physical. An annual physical benefits both you and Humana in many ways.
An Ounce of Prevention
You may have heard the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This old saying is common because it is true. Preventing health problems from occurring or becoming worse is often less costly, less painful, and less troublesome than waiting for them to become exacerbated. When you see your doctor for your annual visit, he or she will be able to examine your lifestyle, your health, and run routine lab tests to make sure that you are doing what you need to do in order to prevent major health concerns.
Save Time and Money
As with many things in life, if you ignore you heath it can become quite costly. The earlier a health condition is diagnosed, the easier (and cheaper) it is to treat. You will often save a lot of time and money by getting health conditions diagnosed and treated early. Humana understands this, and that’s why they insist that you get an annual physical. Having an annual physical doesn’t just save you money, it also saves Humana.
Backed by Science
There have been a number of clinical and research studies performed on the benefits of an annual physical. These studies have found that people who get an annual physical and see their doctor at least once per year are less likely to spend a lot of money on healthcare. The studies also show that patients who see their doctor at least once per year live longer, have fewer health conditions, and are more likely to have their conditions treated successfully.
If you haven’t had your annual trip to the doctor, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment. We have experience working with Humana specifically, and we can make sure that your annual physical meets all of their requirements. Contact us today to get started.