What does the check-up include?
During your consultation, your FirstMed doctor will cover:
Your medical history, family history, allergies, drug reactions, and immunizations.
Any complaints or symptoms you may currently be experiencing.
All medicines and supplements you take regularly.
Lifestyle activities as well as health topics like weight control and exercise.
Routine Diagnostic Tests
*Requires fasting sample
** If medically indicated
Basic Physical Examination
Height, weight, and body temperature
Blood pressure and pulse
Eyes, eyesight, ears, mouth, neck, and skin
Heart and vessels
Lungs and breasts
Abdomen and back
Extremities, and musculoskeletal
Annual check-up is now €270!
Why is an annual check-up important?
Personalize your care
Builds a relationship with a FirstMed doctor.
The more familiar your doctor is with your individual health, the more effective appointments can be throughout the year.
You’ll save not only time fighting illnesses but also money for medical bills down the road detecting issues before they get serious
Minimize your risk of diseases
Identifies issues that may become medical concerns in the future
Establish new baselines
Reviewing any changes that have occurred over the last year allows for a refreshed perspective on the healthy choices and lifestyle needed to fit your goals.
What to expect:
The Annual Check-up service is done in two appointments:
1. Fasting blood and urine sample withdrawal.
2. General practice consultation
At the first appointment, you'll spend less than 20 minutes to leave your sample. Once we have the results from the lab, you can evaluate them with the general practitioner. During this visit, you'll review the risk factors that could potentially lead to future health problems and provide expert advice on how to manage them.
Having an annual health maintenance exam is an excellent opportunity to take charge of your health. Even if you feel fine, it is still important to regularly see your health care provider and check for potential problems. For example, most people who have high blood pressure don’t even know it. The only way to find out is by having blood pressure checked regularly.
Likewise, high blood sugar and high cholesterol levels often do not produce any symptoms until the disease becomes advanced.
You can safeguard and enhance your health, perhaps for many decades, by having certain screening tests done regularly. The tests are used for early detection of some of the more common and potentially serious diseases occurring in adults, such as sexually transmitted diseases, cancers, diabetes, and heart disease.
How long does it take to have the lab results back?
Once the lab has processed the sample, FirstMed will send you an email with your results. The timeframe for your results to come back is usually 1-2 days for blood and urine tests, but may vary gratly based on the type of exam. Please ask the nurse or your medical provider at the time of your appointment how long the results should take.
What if my doctor refers me to a specialist?
If you are referred to a specialist, ask the reception about scheduling your visit. FirstMed has many specialists and will try to accomodate your availability.
What is there's nothing wrong with me?
If all your levels are within the normal ranges and your doctor makes no significant findings at your visit, then you're all set to go until next year's check up!