Physical Examination Take control of your health
Comprehensive physical examination, also simply known as a “physical”, is a process in which the physician examines various organ systems and parts of the patient’s body. “Physical” is the cornerstone of preventive medicine. It is far better to prevent disease than to treat it, and better to treat it early before it becomes worse. Screening patients at regular intervals help physicians to detect disease before the presence of symptoms and create a good doctor-patient relationship. Most health plans understand the importance of a “physical” and will offer it to its members at different intervals. However, if a medical plan offers an annual physical, one should take advantage of it.
Our Comprehensive Exams are extensive but are individualized according to age, gender, and specific needs. We offer exams for those 18 and older.
We do: annual, pre employment, corporate, and preschool physical examinations.
All Comprehensive Physical Exams include:
Medical Health Assessment
The thorough review of medical history and current health status with the board-certified physician. It starts with a lot of questions regarding past medical history, family history, immunization status, allergies, current medications, lifestyle habits, nutritional status and level of physical activity.
Comprehensive Physical Examination
The history taking is followed by thorough physical examination of all body systems (skin, heart, lung, abdominal organs, lymph nodes, etc).
Laboratory evaluation (blood work)
- White Cells, red cells, platelets
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- Total Cholesterol
- Electrolytes (Na, K, Cl, etc).
- Liver Enzymes (LFT)
- Kidney Function
- Blood Glucose
- Iron Level
- C – reactive protein
- Sedimentation Rate
- HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, hepatitis B & C, herpes
Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
- Electrocardiogram (ECG) -12lead electrocardiogram that measures your heart rate, rhythm and function.
- ECHO and Stress test if needed
Cancer Screening: Men and Women
- Prostate examination/Prostate specific antigen test (PSA)
- Testicular examination
- Breast Exam
- Hem occult for Blood in Stool
Practical and individual recommendations are made to increase the ‘nutrient density’ of your diet and regulate optimal caloric intake. You should feel that genetic, environmental worries and psychological issues have been addressed. If there is any complaint or a physical sign of the disease there will be a diagnostic plan which may include various tests and treatment plan with detailed explanation of how and when to take the prescription medications, expected course, and prognosis and follow up plan if necessary. Upon discharge you should have all questions answered and have a list of suggestions such as vitamin supplements, diet, exercise and more. We’ll explain the results of your evaluations provide you with a clear understanding of your health issues and create a detailed, customized treatment plan for you. You’ll walk out with a practical plan you can follow to maintain and enhance your health and fitness on a daily basis.