Annual Physical Exam: The Basics
The physical exam is an essential part of any doctor’s visit. Surprisingly, though, there are no absolutes in a routine physical. A good doctor may be thorough or brief, according to your individual circumstances, any new medical concerns you may have, and his or her personal style. A good doctor will spend time listening to your concerns and providing counseling for your particular needs.
Most people have experienced many aspects of the annual exam: History
This is your chance to mention any complaints or concerns about your health. Your doctor will also likely quiz you about important behaviors, like smoking, excessive alcohol use, sexual health, diet, and exercise; The doctor will also check on your vaccination status and update your personal and family medical history.
There are no standard laboratory tests during an annual physical. However, some doctors will order certain tests routinely:
• Complete blood count
• Chemistry panel
• Urinalysis (UA)
Physicals Should Emphasize Prevention
• The annual physical exam is a great opportunity to refocus your attention on prevention and screening.
Education on Diabetic and Nutrition as well as Geriatric Care: Dr. Paladugu
Dr. Paladugu will issue a nutrition plan to meet your specific needs as well as help you learn to make better choices so you can make a positive difference in your health.
• High blood pressure
• High cholesterol
• Eating disorders
• Overweight disorders
• BMI Calculator— An important part of overall good health is making sure that you’re in a healthy weight range. Body mass index, or BMI, is a measure of your body fat based on your height and weight, We will provide in your visit a BMI calculation to see if your weight is in a normal range, or if you’re overweight or obese.
• Diabetes Education- Offered for Type ‘I and Type 2 diabetes. Learn how nutrition, exercise, blood glucose monitoring and medications can help you take charge of your diabetes and enable you to live a full and healthy life.