09.28.2015 Back to News

Is a Yearly Physical Still Warranted?

The annual checkup, once a mainstay of primary care, is viewed today by many doctors and medical organizations as unnecessary for healthy adults.

Local doctors say there are significant exceptions: Young children should be seen routinely to stay on their immunization schedules, and patients with chronic diseases should see their doctors regularly.

But locally and nationwide, doctors are reconsidering the value of yearly physicals.

Methodist Physician Clinic's Dr. Chad Reade was among those Omaha physicians offering their insight for this Rick Ruggles Omaha World-Herald report.