Internal Medicine & Board Certified Family Medicine located in Spring, TX & Houston, TX
Annual physical exams are critical components of your overall health and are a necessity that should not be overlooked. At Prime Physicians in Spring, Texas, Minh Mai, MD, and the team offers comprehensive physical exams that help you take control of your health and reach the absolute highest possible quality of life. Schedule your visit by calling the office, or request an appointment online today.
Physical Exams Q & A
What are physical exams?
Physical exams are preventive health visits that focus on assessing your current health and looking for areas where you can make improvements. Just as your health needs change and shift over time, so will the components of your exams.
Far too many women and men only see their primary physician if symptoms arise. This approach fails to take advantage of all that preventive health has to offer.
What happens during physical exams?
Physical exams are tailored to your unique needs, but some elements remain the same no matter your age or state of health. Some things you can expect include:
- Blood pressure reading
- Assessment of lung and heart function
- Hearing and vision check
- Skin check
- Height and weight check
- Check of your abdomen, lymph nodes, and thyroid
- Review of existing chronic health conditions
Suppose you have two or more chronic health conditions. In that case, the Prime Physicians team works closely with you to design a chronic disease management plan to restore your health and reduce your risks of developing other associated chronic health conditions.
Annual physicals allow the team to evaluate your risk factors for chronic disease, note any health changes since your last exam, review your lifestyle, and help you make any necessary changes to improve your quality of life.
Prime Physicians also offers high blood pressure, diabetes, and primary care services.
How do I prepare for physical exams?
During your visit, the team asks about your personal and family health history, especially if you are a new patient. You can feel more prepared by gathering information about your family health history, including any diseases affecting your close relatives.
Bring in information about your personal health history as well. This includes a list of diseases you’ve been treated for and any supplements and medications you take.
It’s also a good idea to take notes during your visit if you have areas of concern or specific questions. It’s easy to forget information at the moment, and you will want to ensure that all your questions are addressed during your visit.
If you’re overdue for physical exams, call the office to schedule your visit or request an appointment online today.