It’s important to have an annual physical exam, even if you think you’re in good health. Preventive screens and lab tests can alert you to underlying problems and provide peace of mind. At Elite Primary Care, PA, in Greenville, Texas, adult primary care specialists Asif Aziz, MD, and Guiselle Berry, FNP, provide physical exams to adults. Call Elite Primary Care, PA, today to schedule a physical exam, or book your appointment online.
A physical exam is a preventive checkup used to assess your physical and mental health. It presents an opportunity to meet with your primary care physician, ask questions, and gauge your general well-being.
It’s vital to schedule physical exams annually, regardless of your age or medical history. Regular visits to Elite Primary Care, PA, can help you age more gracefully and alert you to underlying issues.
Elite Primary Care, PA, tailors physical exams to each patient’s needs, but most visits include the following:
Your provider measures and weighs you, listens to your heart and respiratory rate, and takes your blood pressure. They then ask about your lifestyle, including how often you exercise, the amount of sleep you get each night, and if you use tobacco or drink alcohol.
Next, your provider asks if you have any concerns. They quiz you about any unusual symptoms you're experiencing, review the medicines and supplements you take, and read through your medical records.
Your Elite Primary Care, PA, provider examines your skin, tests your reflexes, assesses your muscle strength and range of motion, and gently palpates your organs. They also complete sex-specific screenings, like a breast or a prostate exam.
Elite Primary Care, PA, orders bloodwork and urinalysis to check for high cholesterol, vitamin deficiencies, and hormonal imbalances. If necessary, they may order allergy tests as well.
Lastly, your provider updates your immunizations (vaccines) and refills your prescription medicine (if you take any). Most physical exams take 60 minutes or less.
Elite Primary Care, PA, recommends bringing the following items to your physical exam:
The providers at Elite Primary Care, PA, treat most acute and chronic health problems, but if you need more niche expertise, they can refer you to a nearby specialist.
Call Elite Primary Care, PA, today to schedule a physical exam or book your appointment online.