An apple way keeps the doctor away. How many times have we heard that familiar adage?

While it refers to the fact that eating apples, or any nutritious food, can keep you healthy and hopefully save you a trip to the doctor's office, visiting the doctor is not necessarily just for sick people. A visit to the doctor is a way to keep you healthy. Vaccines, screenings, counseling and education all take place during a preventive care visit to your primary care physician and are key components for your health.