All adults should visit their health care provider from time to time, even if they are healthy. The purpose of these visits is to:
For recommendations for men and women by age group, see:
How often you need a physical exam; Health maintenance visit; Health screening; Checkup
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.