Prioritizing patient health safely and confidently
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, fewer people are maintaining medical appointments or seeking medical care out of concern over the spread of COVID-19. However, postponing routine checkups and screenings can be detrimental to patients’ future health. Healthcare providers are working vigilantly to ensure patient and staff safety during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic–helping patients feel comfortable about returning to hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices for important screenings and treatments.
Why are health screenings important?
Routine screenings allow physicians to compare test results over time, increasing the chances that a potential problem can be prevented. Regular physicals, colonoscopies, cancer screenings (mammograms and prostate exams), cholesterol and blood pressure tests, and skin checks are all examples of important routine checkups that are integral to maintaining patient health.