Canton Medical Clinic


People in general (and Americans in particular) are not aware of the various benefits of getting an Annual Check-up.

Annual check-ups are crucial for maintaining good health and preventing illnesses.

They allow doctors to:

  1. Monitor patients’ health status and identify any changes or potential health problems
  2. Evaluate the effectiveness of current treatments and make necessary adjustments
  3. Provide preventive care and offer lifestyle recommendations to reduce the risk of chronic diseases
  4. Administer routine screenings such as blood pressure, cholesterol, and cancer screenings
  5. Update vaccination records
  6. Establish a trusted relationship between the patient and doctor, allowing for open communication and better overall health management.

Regular check-ups can also help catch illnesses early, when they are more treatable, and can lead to earlier diagnoses and better outcomes.

FACT: Only one in five Americans get an annual check-up done.

It is very easy to ignore the overall importance of annual physicals. Especially when you are a healthy adult. However, these important annual check-ups should not be skipped at all.

In this blog post, we will focus on five major points as to why you and yours should adopt annual check-ups.


Like everything else in life, your health is likely to be affected by various factors throughout your lifecycle. The reason could be your age and changes in your diet and lifestyle as well as your family history.

Having an annual check-up means you can now have insights into how certain lifestyle changes have played a role in your overall well-being. This information/data will not only help you in understanding your specific health conditions and challenges but will also prepare you for any upcoming lifestyle changes which might affect your well-being.


Armed with the health information gained from regular annual check-ups, you will be able to make informed decisions on how to manage your health better. An example might be, if you discover that certain habits or a sedentary lifestyle are having a negative impact on your well-being. Having access to a wealth of healthcare information will empower you to make meaningful lifestyle changes in order to have a positive impact on your well-being.

Your healthcare specialist will also be able to then suggest changes that you should make in your lifestyle, diet and exercise plans that can help you reach your fitness goals much faster and with very low risk.


Consider your annual check-ups to function as a radar system for your health. Before you develop any serious illness and disease regular check-ups will ensure that you “nip the problems in the bud”. Most terminal and chronic illnesses are easily treatable in the early stages as they tend to get complicated over time.


“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”
Ben Franklin

Having clear insight into your health and the information gained from regular annual check-ups allows you to adjust your lifestyle to avoid serious diseases as well as ensures your well-being in the long run.

Prevention of serious illnesses can help you in saving on healthcare costs. Something which could hit the uninformed and can be devastating. Annual check-ups help you save in the long term by enabling you to handle your health in a much better way today.


Annual check-ups are a great way to stay up to date on the cutting edge of healthcare and medicine. This can help you stay informed and abreast of changes in available options if you were facing healthcare challenges.

Annual check-ups are also a good time to review your current medication and that you are following the updated disease management methodology for your specific symptoms.

Schedule an annual check-up for you and your loved ones with our qualified and highly experienced healthcare specialist today!

Nida Latif, MD

Dr. Latif is a co-founder of Canton Medical Clinic. She is a graduate of The Aga Khan University Medical College and has been practicing medicine since 2004. Dr. Latif completed her Family Practice residency from a Michigan State University campus and is board certified in Family Medicine. She has always been passionate about prevention and “lifestyle” medicine. For this reason, she pursued and board-certified in Obesity Medicine in 2018. She also performs wet cupping therapy (Hijama) on women and children.