Frecuencia del examen físico

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Frecuencia de examen físico

Todos los adultos deben visitar al médico periódicamente, incluso estando saludables. El propósito de estas visitas es:

  • Detectar enfermedades.
  • Evaluar el riesgo de problemas médicos futuros.
  • Fomentar un estilo de vida saludable.
  • Actualizar las vacunas.
  • Mantener una relación con un médico en caso de una enfermedad.

Para obtener recomendaciones para hombres y mujeres por grupos de edades, ver:

Nombres alternativos

¿Con qué frecuencia se necesita un examen físico?; Consulta para el mantenimiento de la salud; Evaluación médica; Chequeo médico



Atkins D, Barton M. The periodic health examination. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 14.

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  • Last reviewed on 5/16/2012
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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