Even if you are healthy, you should schedule regular visits with your doctor or other primary healthcare provider, who may perform screening tests to see if you currently have any health conditions. If necessary, your doctor may also refer you to another practitioner or center that specializes in your area of need. For example, you may need to see a breast specialist.
Some chronic conditions such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol don't have any symptoms. From your family history, the information gathered during your physical exam, and the results of your lab work and screenings, your doctor can determine your risk for any conditions down the road. Based on this assessment, your doctor may suggest lifestyle changes, including diet, nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction, vaccinations, and other preventive measures to keep you healthy and safe.