What is a physical examination?
A physical examination is a routine test your primary care provider (PCP) performs to check your overall health. A PCP may be a doctor, a nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant. The exam is also known as a wellness check. You don’t have to be sick to request an exam.
The physical exam can be a good time to ask your PCP questions about your health or discuss any changes or problems that you have noticed.
There are different tests that can be performed during your physical examination. Depending on your age or medical or family history, your PCP may recommend additional testing.
The purpose of an annual physical exam
A physical examination helps us your Primary Care Provider to determine the general status of your health. The exam also gives you a chance to talk to them about any ongoing pain or symptoms that you’re experiencing or any other health concerns that you might have.
A physical examination is recommended at least once a year.
These exams are used to:
check for possible diseases so they can be treated early
identify any issues that may become medical concerns in the future
update necessary immunizations
ensure that you are maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine
build a relationship with your PCP
These exams are also a good way to check cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. These levels may be high without you ever showing any signs or symptoms. Regular screening allows your PCP to treat these conditions before they become severe.
Your PCP may also perform a physical exam before a surgery or before beginning your treatment for a medical condition.
Will My Insurance Cover it?
Yes. Most if not all Insurances cover 100% of your visit for annual Physical
I have No Insurance
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