Even if you have no known medical condition, it is recommended that you see a physician once a year for a wellness visit. A wellness visit includes routine checks of heart and lungs and screening for things like high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and diabetes.
In reality, people under the age of 30 tend to see a physician only when there is a medical problem or are required to get a physical exam. This is not a recommended practice.
If you are on a medication that needs periodic adjustment, like a thyroid medicine, then you will need to see a physician every 3-6 months. The same is true for other medications prescribed for mental health, like anti-depressants, or for chronic conditions.
It is important for people who are 50 years old or older to see a physician at least annually. The physician checks for the onset of common diseases associated with aging.
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