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Frecuencia del examen físico

Definición

Todos los adultos deben visitar al médico periódicamente, incluso estando saludables. El propósito de estas visitas es:

  • Detectar enfermedades
  • Evaluar el riesgo de problemas médicos futuros
  • Fomentar un estilo de vida saludable
  • Actualizar las vacunas
  • Mantener una relación con un médico en caso de una enfermedad

Para obtener recomendaciones para hombres y mujeres por grupos de edades, ver:

Nombres alternativos

¿Con qué frecuencia se necesita un examen físico?; Consulta para el mantenimiento de la salud; Evaluación médica; Chequeo médico

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    Review Date: 5/20/2010

    Review By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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