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Be your best self: Why women need an annual physical

Happy birthday! As you celebrate a new year of life, we encourage you to take time for your health. As a woman, you give so much to your family, friends, career, hobbies and community. By taking care of yourself, you can continue to care for others.

    

That's why it's important to schedule an annual physical with a primary care physician to assess your total-body health. Your doctor will do a full-body exam and run lab work using blood or urine samples to check your cholesterol, blood sugar, kidney function, liver function, and potassium, sodium and iron levels. He or she will also check your blood pressure and weight.

    

Your annual physical appointment is also a good time to discuss:

Schedule your annual physical with a Piedmont primary care physician. Save time, book online.

While you’re at it, remember to schedule your annual well-woman exam with your gynecologist. Here’s why you need to see both a primary care physician and a gynecologist each year.

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