One of the best things you can do for general good health and longevity is schedule regular health checks with your doctor. Australian checkup guidelines differ for various health conditions, but an annual check up can help keep you in good health. A yearly health check up is important for establishing baselines for your health, promoting healthy habits, and detecting adverse conditions as early as possible.

True Health Medical offers physical exams to help you take preventative care of your health. Our services include age and gender-focused checkups for men, women, children, and older adults, geared to each patient’s unique health risks based on age and sex.

What Happens at an Annual Health Check up?

Many people have anxiety or even fear visiting the doctor. This fear, called iatrophobia, is one of the primary causes of people skipping their health check ups. However, the potential health benefits of health check ups are essential to your well-being, so it is important to push aside any reservations you may have and schedule your check up.

Patients often wonder what will happen at their yearly health check ups. Exam procedures and time guidelines vary, but your doctor will assess specific areas of your health to evaluate your well-being. They will likely:

  • Screen you for current or emerging health issues
  • Assess your risk for developing specific medical issues
  • Provide education on maintaining a healthy lifestyle


A doctor will check your vitals, including blood pressure, pulse, breathing rate, and temperature. Your doctor might listen to your heart and lungs to make sure there are no irregularities in the sound of your heartbeat or breathing.

Your doctor might examine your ears, nose, throat, and eyes to look for anything out of the ordinary. They may also push on different parts of your body to check for tenderness, swelling, lumps or fluids.

Depending on your age, risk factors, or family history, your doctor might order blood work to better understand the overall picture of your health as a part of your health check up.

They may also order an Electrocardiogram (ECG) if they want more heart information.

Health check ups for older patients may include neurological tests to assess any risk of cognitive issues like dementia or Alzheimer’s. Bone density tests may also be performed to see if there is any risk of osteoporosis or to understand any lifestyle changes warranted to prevent breaks and fractures.

When you have regular health checks, it is important to discuss your current lifestyle and complete medical history with your doctor, including any family history with diseases like cancer or heart disease. Honesty can help your doctor better understand your health and tailor your regular health check ups to your specific needs.


Annual Health Check Up for Men

Men’s annual health check ups focus on diseases and conditions more prevalent in men than in the general population. Your doctor will likely check for issues like hernias or testicular problems at your yearly exam.

Men over 40 or at higher risk for prostate cancer should also have a prostate exam as part of their annual health check-up. Your doctor may also examine your genitals to look for signs of sexually transmitted infections or injuries.

True Health Medical Practice provides men with comprehensive check up services that help you proactively address male health concerns. We can help you assess your sexual and physical health, including sexual functioning issues, heart health issues, and cancer-related concerns. Our services for men include:

  • Heart health assessment
  • Depression and anxiety services
  • Skin cancer check
  • Weight issues and nutrition
  • Prostate cancer screening
  • Reproductive health services


Annual Health Check Up for Women

For women, issues like breast cancer, cervical cancer, or reproductive issues focus during an annual health check-up. The exact issues that your doctor will want to examine will vary with age and lifestyle. It is important to discuss your medical history and any current concerns with your doctor to ensure they check for related conditions.

Breast cancer screenings such as mammograms are recommended as part of a health check every two years to ensure that no cancer has developed. Health Direct recommends cervical cancer screenings every two to five years, depending on past test results.

Your doctor may also wish to discuss your reproductive health and check for sexually transmitted infections or issues related to pregnancy or menopause.

True Health Medical offers women’s health check ups for females in Potts Point and beyond. Our services include:

  • Cervical screening/pap smears
  • Breast checks
  • Depression and anxiety services
  • Skin cancer check
  • IUD removal
  • Eating disorder services
  • Weight issues and nutrition


Annual Health Checkups Are Too Important to Skip

Regular health checks are one of the best ways to live a long and healthy life. These checks can help catch potentially serious conditions like cancer and heart disease before they become serious. They can also help prevent long-term problems stemming from lifestyle choices like excessive drinking and smoking.

Schedule your health checkup with the doctors at True Health Medical Practice to gain control over your health and take a proactive approach to improve your long-term wellness. Call us on 02-9358-5221 or schedule your check up online.


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