Due to complex terms and conditions by insurance companies, and fear mongering by healthcare providers, annual body check up has become norm in our society.
This research shows that annual body check up does not help in preventing diseases. On the other hand, it actually force you into endless worry cycles and medicines.
Some are actually hurt by physicals, because healthy patients who undergo an exam sometimes end up with complications and pain from further screening or confirmatory tests.
It is psychological fear trap. I don’t subscribe to it. Any problem with body is well presented by body by symptoms. Intelligent physician detects it and then only prescribes check up.
Skip Your Annual Physical
Those who preach the gospel of the routine physical have to produce the data to show why these physician visits are beneficial. If they cannot, join me and make a new resolution: My medical routine won’t include an annual exam. That will free up countless hours of doctors’ time for patients who really do have a medical problem, helping to ensure there is no doctor shortage as more Americans get health insurance.
Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/09/opinion/skip-your-annual-physical.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1409232722000&bicmet=1419773522000&_r=2