Periodic & Annual Medical Exams
We feel that a periodic physical is appropriate for adults every year even if they do not have any known medical problems. Our physicals include blood tests such as a complete blood count to screen for anemia and bone marrow disorders, and a comprehensive chemistry panel to check for diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, etc. These are standard tests done by our peers around the country. We also do other tests as may be indicated by sex and age - i.e. mammograms and prostate cancer blood screens.
Annual exams are performed for patients who have a medical condition that requires regular prescription medication. Appropriate blood work is completed ahead of time. Several conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and elevated cholesterol may require multiple visits per year. We rely on in-depth laboratory and x-ray analysis as well as clinical exam and history to make diagnoses and treatment plans.