The Importance of Regular Checkups with A Primary Care Physician

By Daniel H. Dunbar, MD
Chapin Family Practice, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice

An annual physical with a primary care physician is a good opportunity for your doctor to review routine health maintenance such as immunizations and important screenings. And, for people who don’t go the doctor often, it’s a chance to examine healthy behaviors, weight control and family risk factors.

Daniel Dunbar, MD

Regular physicals can identify issues and conditions including high blood pressure, heart murmurs, heart rhythm issues and certain types of cancer. Your doctor can also advise you about what types of medicine to take or avoid. These issues, when treated early or monitored, can prevent much more serious illnesses, including strokes and heart attacks.

The benefit of a family medicine physician is that we’re uniquely trained to see patients in all age ranges. And we build relationships with all of your family members, get to know their personalities and expectations of care, and analyze behavior and risk factors in the context of the whole family.

Family practice physicians work together with their patients and staff to ease pain and suffering, guide patients in their health care decisions and strategize for long-term health. We enjoy the unique opportunity to care for generations of family members over their lifetime.

Chapin Family Practice is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. This Lexington Medical Center physician practice specializes in adult and pediatric well exams, allergy medicine injections, colonoscopy, gynecological care, immunizations, laceration repairs, minor orthopaedic care with casting, minor surgery, pulmonary function testing, sports physicals, stress testing and upper endoscopy exams.

Chapin Family Practice
1612 Chapin Road
Chapin, SC 29036
(803) 345 – 3414
ChapinFamilyPractice.com

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