Physical Examination

Comprehensive physical examination, also simply known as a "physical", is a process in which the physician examines various organ systems and parts of the patient's body. A physical examination is the cornerstone of preventive medicine. It is far better to prevent diseases than to treat it. Screening patients at regular intervals allows physicians to detect disease before the presence of symptoms and create a great doctor patient relationship. Most health plans understand the importance of a physical and will offer it to its members at different intervals. However, if a medical plan offers one annually, it should be taken advantage of.

Our Comprehensive Exams are extensive but are individualized according to age, gender and specific needs. We provide annual, pre employment, corporate and school entrance physical examinations.

All Comprehensive Physical Exams include:

• Medical Health Assessment

Thorough review of medical history and current health status with a board certified physician. It starts with a lot of questions regarding past medical history, family history, immunization status, allergies, current medications, lifestyle habits, nutritional status and level of physical activity.

• Comprehensive Physical Examination

The history taking is followed by a thorough physical examination of the body (skin, heart, lung, abdominal organs, lymph nodes, etc).

• Laboratory evaluation (blood work)

  • Complete blood count
  • Comprehensive metabolic panel
  • Lipid Analysis
  • STD (sexually transmitted diseases)
  • Thyroid Function Profile
  • Urinalysis

• Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) -12lead electrocardiogram that measures your heart rate, rhythm and function.
  • ECHO and Stress test if necessary

• Cancer Screening: Men and Women

  • Men:
  • - Prostate examination/Prostate specific antigen test (PSA)
    - Testicular examination
  • Women:
  • - Breast Exam
    - Mammogram
    - Colon Cancer Screening
    - Colonoscopy
    - Hem occult for Blood in Stool

• Nutritional Evaluation

Practical and individual recommendations are made to increase the 'nutrient density' of your diet and regulate optimal caloric intake.