I have an important tradition I abide by every year. After celebrating the holidays and ringing in the new year, I settle in for a month of health appointments. In the past, this was always done around my birthday, since that's how the Army did it. But I've since adapted this full health examination to the start of the new year, providing me a fresh perspective each year.
I make appointments with my primary physician, dermatologist, urologist, optometrist, and hygienist. Starting with my primary doctor, I get a general checkup to monitor any persisting health issues and to catch potential problems. This is like taking your car in for an oil change. Mechanics check the lights, monitor your filters, and make sure the systems are up and running smoothly. It's not an in-depth check into one specific area, but it is a great chance at overall ...CONTINUE READING