How often should you see your doctor for a check-up?

The CRAM Podcast ~ Extraordinary Ideas Unleashed

02-05-2024 • 41 mins

Remember when you used to see your doctor every year for  a “physical?”  He looked at you from top to toe, did a full blood workup and maybe sent you for other tests as well.

But a number of years ago, the annual physical was replaced with the periodic health exam.  Based on the evidence, the medical profession said an annual checkup wasn’t necessary for everyone and might even be detrimental.

But even after all these years, not everyone is convinced incl. some doctors.  Why?  And there are still questions among patients - esp. after the pandemic - and what to expect from a periodic health exam, what tests you should be getting, and whether doctor visits should be virtual or in person.

Listen to what family physician and researcher Dr. Aisha Lofters has to say about the pros and cons of the periodic health exam and what you should know before getting one.


Info on Guest:

Dr. Aisha Lofters is a family physician and researcher at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto and Assoc. Prof in the Dept. of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto.  For more info on Dr. Lofters and her work:  https://www.womensacademics.ca/staff-members/aisha-lofters-md-phdaisha-lofters/

https://discover.research.utoronto.ca/43-aisha-lofters


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