When it comes to maintaining optimal health, there’s no better way than keeping up with your annual physicals. Internists Dr. Payum Abdarbashi and Dr. Dilip Anmangandla of Pacific MD in Woodland Hills and Agoura Hills, California, have extensive experience in conducting comprehensive medical assessments to make sure you remain healthy and active.
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.
At Pacific MD, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.
"The doctor is thorough, knowledgeable, and I inherently trust him. He listens, cares, and gives his educated feedback without making me feel "less than"."
"The staff is great, appointments don't feel rushed and communication between appointments and with specialists is unmatched!"
"The doctor investigated my medical issues in more detail than previous physicians. I could tell he was personally concerned about my well-being."
"Dr. Abdarbashi delivers a high quality, thorough and efficient care in a very pleasant and beautifully-maintained medical office."
"Both physicians spend the time to ensure that they have a thorough understanding of me as a patient as well as a focus on my health history."
"If you want a thorough doctor, he's your guy. He doesn't rush you out of his office if you have concerns. He's more concerned about my health than I am..."
"Dr. Abdarbashi is patient, caring, and knowledgeable. He will discuss and answer any of your concerns in great detail. I had a wonderful experience!"
"It's so refreshing to meet a doctor that takes his time with you, asks questions and genuinely listens to you. Dr. Dilip is the best!"
"I felt so comfortable with Dr. Dilip from the start, he has a very good demeanor and is highly intelligent. This doctor. is a healer!"
"Dr. Anmangandla's thoughtful care has me feeling better that ever. He always has positive attitude and has been with me step by step for support."
"The staff are very very polite and great. It was life changing for me and my Dad after we visited this doctor."
"Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! No words can describe how phenomenal this doctor is! Excellent manner, and extremely knowledgeable and kind."
"He is an attentive physician, a great listener, and he expedites getting results from outside providers and specialists."
"Dr. Dilip Anmangandla was awesome. He made me feel completely calm and showed great concern for getting me to good health. He listened and listened carefully."
"Pacific MD's staff are so kind. Everybody has a great sense of humor which I particularly appreciate. So glad I found a keeper!"
"Dr. Abdarbashi is the best! It's rare to find a doctor who actually cares and listens. He is kind, professional and will handle all concerns. I'm so glad I found him."
"Dr. Abdarbashi was patient, caring, and friendly by all measures. Will be recommending him to all friends and family in the area."
"I am so happy I found him. He is friendly, professional and listen to my concerns. He genuinely cares about his patients."
"Went in for a general physical here and was very impressed. Beautiful new office and friendly doctor. I have finally found a physician in the valley that I like!"
"Had to get my yearly physical done for work and Dr. Anmangandla was great. I was really happy with the appointment and highly recommend him."
" I would recommend both doctors for any primary care needs. They are excellent and well-rounded physicians with exceptional bedside manner."