An Owner’s Guide to Good Health

Handy checklist of topics and screenings for discussing with your doctor at your annual checkup

by Robert Bonakdar, Integrative Medicine Specialist

Keep on top of your recommended health screenings and be sure to discuss the following with your physician at your next annual checkup:

Sleep habits

Do you wake feeling refreshed or fatigued? Don’t let an undiagnosed sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea or insomnia, compromise your well-being.

Stress levels

Everyone experiences stress; it’s how you manage it that affects your health. Ask your doctor about the benefi ts of yoga and meditation and other ways to minimize stress.

Emotional health

Talk to your doctor about depression, irritability, relationship issues and anything else that is getting in the way of your happiness.

This Scripps Health and Wellness information was provided by Dr. Robert Bonakdar, specialist with Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.