Annual Physicals

The Center for Family Practice

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Your annual physical is an essential part of your health care at the Center for Family Practice. During your yearly check-up your skilled provider can monitor ongoing conditions and identify any new concerns to help you maintain your best health and wellness. To schedule your annual physical at the Center for Family Practice, call the Latham, New York, office.

Why do I need an annual physical?

An annual physical is an essential aspect of preventive medicine. A physical examination at the Center for Family Practice allows your experienced provider to assess your overall health, track ongoing medical concerns, identify any new conditions, and update your immunizations. You can also discuss any questions or concerns you have with your provider during your annual check-up.

When medical conditions are detected in their early stages, it gives you the best chance for successful treatment.

What is involved in an annual physical?

our expert provider will begin with a discussion of your medical and family history, as well as any new concerns, questions, or symptoms you may be experiencing. Then your provider will perform a comprehensive physical examination, using their hands and instruments such as a stethoscope.

This exam will assess the following:

  • Height and weight
  • Body temperature
  • Heart and lungs
  • Head and neck
  • Lymph nodes
  • Digestive system
  • Nervous system
  • Circulation

When the exam is complete, a member of the Center for Family Practice team will perform a blood draw for lab work to make sure your body is making enough red and white blood cells, check your cholesterol levels, and ensure you are getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals from your diet to allow your body to function correctly.

Depending on your health history, your provider may also recommend additional tests, such as an EKG, to see how well your heart is functioning, or a skin check if there is a concern about skin cancer.

How should I prepare for my annual physical?

Even if you're in good health, it's a good idea to prepare for your annual check-up. If you're having new symptoms, or if you have any concerns about your health, you should write down your questions before your appointment so you won't forget to address any critical issues.

The providers at the Center for Family Practice LLC recommend you bring the following in writing to your annual physical for your initial appointment:

  • A detailed health history including dates of major illnesses or surgeries
  • A list of current medications, including dosage
  • Names and contact information of current specialists and/or previous providers
  • Recent test results

To schedule an annual physical call the Center for Family Practice today.