What to Expect During a Physical
Annual physicals are extremely important to your health, maybe even more important than a sick appointment. The point of a check-up is to look at your overall health and adjust medications and other treatment plans as needed to prevent serious illnesses. However, many neglect this appointment, some because they don’t know what to expect.
For all patients, the wellness check typically includes:
- Getting a health history on you and your immediate family
- Urine samples
- Simple screenings for common ailments such as thyroid disease and diabetes
- Cholesterol check
- Heart rate
- Blood pressure
- Weight check
A Physical for Women
Women can expect that during a physical they will be checked thoroughly for any health problem that they are at risk for based on age and health history. A pelvic exam is often done as well as a pap smear every three years to check for signs of cancer. When caught early, female cancers can be treated quite successfully. Women will also discuss their hormonal health, breast health, and their contraception needs.
A Physical for Men
Men will need to prepare to receive an exam to check for conditions related to men and based on the patients age.
If you need your annual physical and would like to schedule an appointment, please contact your nearest Questcare Medical Clinic today.