Do I Need A Physical Exam?
Even if you have no noticeable symptoms and think there’s nothing wrong with you, a yearly physical exam is a fundamental part of ensuring you stay healthy. The AllCare Family Medicine And Urgent Care team can identify potential issues that may affect your long-term health, monitor changes that take place as you get older, and determine whether you are at risk of diseases and disorders before they begin to manifest visible symptoms.
Your annual wellness exam serves a preventive function and is also a great opportunity to make sure you are up-to-date with your vaccination schedule and receive any required flu shots. As health concerns change with age, this is also a chance to inform yourself of the required screenings you may require this year, including colonoscopies and mammograms. If you are suffering from any chronic illnesses, our experienced doctors will be able to monitor the progress of the disease and refine the treatment plan where needed.
Our caring and experienced board-certified physicians start each physical exam with a conversation about your current health. You can discuss your lifestyle habits, including exercise routines, diet, drinking, smoking, and sexual activity. By finding out your concerns and any new symptoms you may be experiencing, beyond offering an overall assessment of your health, your visit can be tailored to your individual needs. The exam then proceeds with a series of tests, including:
Your doctor will also check your cholesterol levels and offer follow-up check-ups or comprehensive blood tests where required. As high cholesterol presents no warning symptoms until it has reached a life-threatening stage, evaluating your cholesterol levels during your annual check-up is an important part of the exam. If required, our caring doctors will suggest lifestyle changes and offer medication to bring your cholesterol levels back under control.
Our expert doctors also offer more specialized physical exams to suit your needs, such as:
Health exams vary according to age, and also according to gender. In addition to the standard physical exam, the expert physicians at AllCare Family Medicine And Urgent Care in Tysons Corner may offer you additional screening focused on your reproductive and sexual health, and issues that affect individuals your age.
Based on your age and medical history, during your annual physical exam, your doctor may perform:
Our caring staff is also here to talk you through any hormonal and emotional changes you may be experiencing, and offer menopausal counseling, discuss contraception options, and suggest further STD testing or treatments.
For men, in addition to the standard physical exam, your doctor may also offer additional tests depending on your age, physical fitness, and medical history, including:
Through the annual physical, both women and men are offered mental health evaluation and support for dealing with the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Knowing you’re healthy and tackling health problems early, alongside reducing stress, is often the best medicine for a long and healthy life.
If it has been over a year since your last physical or if you have any health concerns, visit us now at AllCare Family Medicine And Urgent Care in Tysons Corner. Make an appointment for each member of your family using our online tool, or call now to schedule a visit.