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How can my family doctor help prevent chronic disease?

At your annual wellness exam (which is covered by insurance), your family doctor will work with you to develop plans around practicing smart prevention. This can include getting your flu shot and making simple lifestyle changes that go a long way in warding off chronic disease. Your doctor can help you include simple steps in your routine that may be crucial to your short- and long-term health.

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