If you haven’t visited your doctor lately and those aches and pains have been growing, it might be time to get a physical exam from the offices of Magdy Nasra MD PC. Whether you need an annual checkup or you’re starting a new job, the experts at Dr. Nasra’s practice can make sure you’re ready, healthy, and able. Call the office in Holmdel, New Jersey, to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.
You receive a physical examination as part of your overall health checkup. This is sometimes known as a “wellness check.”
This exam gives your provider an opportunity to evaluate your overall health; it’s also a good time for you to ask any medical questions you might have. New jobs or sports activities also often require physical examinations before you’re allowed to participate.
During your physical examination, your doctor asks you a series of questions about your lifestyle and habits, such as whether you smoke or drink, whether you suffer from any pre-existing or chronic conditions, your family medical history, and if you have any recent health concerns.
Following this discussion, your provider begins the physical inspection. This includes:
You can make the most of your physical exam by preparing a list of questions you want to ask and by gathering documentation on information your provider will want to know. This includes a list of medications you’re taking, your medical and surgical history, and contact information for any other providers you may have seen.
You should dress casually for your physical exam, as you remove your clothing during the physical.
How often you get a physical examination depends on your lifestyle, your health, and any existing medical conditions you have. Your doctor typically recommends a physical exam:
You may also require a physical if you’re starting a sport or new job that has specific physical requirements.
If you need to get back on top of monitoring your health, let the experts at Magdy Nasra MD PC in Holmdel, New Jersey, provide you with a physical examination. Call to schedule a consultation or book your appointment online.