Preventive Physical Exam
Your annual physical examination plays an important part in keeping you healthy and circumventing disease. Potential health problems can be identified during your checkup. Early detection of health issues provides the opportunity for intervention before the problem develops into a serious health concern. Not only does it save you time and money, it also helps you to live a healthier life.
Your Comprehensive Preventive Medical Evaluation
During your annual physical, your doctor will check your past medical, social and family history. While it may seem unnecessary to go over this every year, it prevents mistakes and new information may be added. You will also receive a complete physical exam. At this time, your body’s systems will also be reviewed to make sure everything is functioning as it should.
Your doctor will review your immunization record and medications. Be sure to let him know if you are taking any supplements. Over-the-counter medications and some supplements can interfere with prescribed medication. This is why it is important that your doctor is made aware of everything you are taking.
This is also the time when you can bring up any questions you may have. Dr. Michael is here to help with all your health concerns. He can provide guidance, assistance and/or resources to help. He may also use this time to advise you on steps you can take to improve or maintain your health status.
Screenings can provide helpful information about the health of some organs or systems. For example, blood tests can show if you are pre-diabetic. If you are, Dr. Michael can give you information on how to change your habits so you do not get diabetes. If your past medical history indicates that you have been slowly putting on a few pounds every year, he can show you what you can do to get your weight in check and prevent you from becoming obese.
Your preventive physical is not really about treating problems. It is about identifying areas that may need extra focus and preventing disease from developing. Dr. Brent J. Michael and his staff are here to help you and your family members maintain your best level of health. Contact us today to schedule preventive physicals for your family.