Annual checkups, or physicals, are the foundation of healthcare. During an annual physical, valuable baseline information is collected and added to your overall medical history, allowing your doctor to better monitor and track your health.
One of the most important aspects of annual physicals is to detect any changes that could herald something bigger. By addressing minor problems or issues on an annual basis, quick and evasive action can be taken to avoid the the onset of something potentially more major.
It’s also important to build your relationship with your doctor at Pacific MD during these visits. The more familiar Dr. Abdarbashi or Dr. Anmangandla is with your lifestyle, your habits, and your potential risks, the better they are able to help you maintain your optimum health.
The first order of business at an annual physical is to record your vital signs and measurements, such as:
Once these are recorded, your doctor sits down with you to go over any concerns or issues you may have and discuss lifestyle habits that may affect your health, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, nutrition, and exercise.
During this time, your doctor checks the following:
He also takes blood and urine samples for lab testing.
The annual physical is a thorough exam from head to toe and Dr. Abdarbashi and Dr. Anmangandla sit down and spend time with you to understand your concerns or issues. Through this information-gathering process and testing, they are able to effectively manage your health.
Yes. Pacific MD routinely provide exams for schools that require an annual physical exam or for sports teams or activities that require a clean bill of health before participation. In addition, some workplaces require a physical before employment, and Pacific MD is happy to provide the requested information.
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