Annual Physical in Colorado Springs
note - we do not offer physicals at this time.
An ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. Get your annual physical in Colorado Springs, so you get to manage your health, rather than your health manage you.
The truth is, you can get an annual physical in lots of locations, so why go to Thrive Health Systems? At Thrive Health Systems, our medical practitioner, Dr Michael Malmgren is both a physician assistant as well as a chiropractic doctor armed with lots of tools to give you an accurate picture of your current health. Thrive's tools and his dual training means that you will get a bigger vision of your health than going to, say, Walgreens.
Included in your annual physical is a functional movement assessment, x-rays, blood tests, and a carotid ultrasound, which takes an image of carotid arteries in your neck to determine your risk for stroke. This information goes into a Wellness Score assessment to give you an actual score based on researched normals.
Once you have this information, Dr. Malmgren will deliver his findings and offer solutions to any areas in need of improvement.
Heart disease is the number one killer in the US, while stroke is the number one disabler in the US. Because of this, ruling out cardiovascular disease is a cornerstone to our annual physical. Blood tests, EKG, and carotid ultrasound assessments all assist in this process.
According to the Mayo Clinic, "The primary purpose of a carotid ultrasound is to test for narrowed carotid arteries that indicate an increased risk of stroke.
Narrowing of carotid arteries is usually caused by plaque — a buildup of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other substances that circulate in the bloodstream. Early detection of narrowed carotid arteries enables your doctor to begin treatments to improve blood flow to your brain and
decrease your risk of stroke."
Our staff understands that we all take care of what we value. This means we often take care of our homes or cars, better than we take care of our bodies. For many of us, if Toyota tells us that our Tundra needs to get a maintenance check every 20,000 miles, we are there. But, when it comes to our bodies, we don't take similar actions.
Annual physicals arm with the information you need to gentle tweak your health through life, making minor lifestyle changes and avoiding catastrophe. The majority of the patients who come as new patients to our clinic, do not have a primary health care provider and they have not received a recent annual physical.
As we know with cars and houses, it is way more expensive and annoying to fix big problems, than it is to maintain our cars and houses. Massive leaks are way worse than sealing sky lights, and engine failure is way worse than getting an oil change. It is the same with our bodies.
The New England Journal of Medicine says that seventy-five percent of all dollars spent on health care in the United States is spent on "chronic preventable disease," like heart disease, diabetes, and many cancers.
We want you to live a long, healthy, energetic life. Come get your annual physical in Colorado Springs at our convenient location about 3 minutes off I25 and Garden of the Gods.