- Blood pressure check
- Pelvic exam with a Pap smear
Plus, when you have an office visit every two years, your doctor can review your family medical history, diet, exercise habits and use of tobacco and alcohol.
Doctors often screen for depression during a routine checkup by asking:
- Have you been feeling sad or hopeless?
- Have you noticed a loss of interest or pleasure in doing things you used to enjoy?
You may feel fine. But a routine checkup gives you a chance to ask medical questions not worthy of a separate appointment.