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How often should I go to the doctor for a physical examination?

A preventive wellness visit is recommended once a year. It helps keep a relationship with your doctor and enables him/her to screen you for medical and mental health problems. Preventive medicine is about finding out about problems early so they can be treated promptly.

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A healthy adult should have a physical exam at least once a year.