Preventive Medicine & Annual Check-ups Specialist

Diana Fibison, MD

Family Medicine Physician located in Glen Rock, NJ

Preventive medicine and annual checkups go hand in hand. When you take steps to preserve your health and wellness now, your annual checkups can be more about enhancing your health rather than dealing with health issues. Diana Fibison, MD, partners with her patients at Sovereign Medical Group in Oradell, New Jersey, to help them in every aspect of their health and wellness. Book an appointment online or over the phone today to learn more.

Preventive Medicine & Annual Check-ups Q & A

Do I need a checkup every year?

Yes. Patients of all ages need annual checkups. Annual checkups give you the opportunity to discuss your health and wellness with Dr. Fibison, and they also give you a chance to learn about preventive care.

By scheduling an annual checkup, you’re more likely to learn about medical problems before they become serious. If Dr. Fibison spots an emerging issue during a checkup, she can help you prevent it from becoming a serious health crisis. This means that with just one annual checkup, you may be able to avoid a number of urgent care visits in the future.

What happens during my annual checkup?

Your annual checkup is personalized for your needs. Usually, Dr. Fibison first reviews your health history and discusses any updates or changes in the last year. Dr. Fibison will also check your blood pressure, heart rate, and your breathing. Next, she’ll check most parts of your body, including your:

  • Ears, nose, and throat
  • Eyes
  • Skin, hair, and nails

Dr. Fibison will also check your reflexes and muscle function. Sometimes, you may need lab testing, such as a complete blood count.

How can I practice preventive care?

Dr. Fibison will screen you for problems, such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other serious conditions during your annual checkup. If you have early signs of a problem, Dr. Fibison can help you make changes quickly.

Dr. Fibison may also recommend lifestyle changes that can be extremely helpful in preventive care. Some changes may include:

  • Reducing fat, processed sugars, and sodium in your diet
  • Losing weight if you’re overweight
  • Exercising at least five days a week for 30 minutes each session

Sometimes, preventive care must go beyond lifestyle adjustments. For example, if you’ve made a solid effort to improve your health, but you still have high cholesterol, Dr. Fibison may prescribe daily medication. When combined with a healthy lifestyle, medication may help you avoid serious health problems, such as heart attack and stroke.

To schedule an annual checkup, book an appointment online or over the phone with Diana Fibison, MD today.