Numerous patients choose to have their yearly physical performed at Total Health & Skin Center. A physical exam is a medical exam conducted on the body, either on a certain region or on the entire body, to diagnose any ailments or issues a patient is experiencing.
What Does a Physical Exam Generally Entail?
A careful physical assessment is performed head to toe and as a rule takes around 30 minutes. It measures significant vitals such as temperature, pulse, and circulatory strain.
If you previously had any cosmetic procedure done on a part of the body, the Provider may pay special attention to these areas to assess their functionality and appearance. It is critical that you are completely honest with your Provider in order to reap the full benefits of this check-up.
A physical exam assesses your health utilizing techniques like perception, palpitation, percussion, and auscultation. All of these techniques play important roles in the evaluation process.
Perception: Perception utilizes instruments to investigate your eyes, ears, nose, and throat. Your primary care physician will visually examine injuries, skin irregularities, and more. The physician may examine different areas of your body if your medical history shows the need.
Palpitation: Your physician will palpitate and examine certain portions of your body, looking for abnormal bumps, checking organ size and shape, and monitoring reactions.
Percussion: By setting one hand over your abdomen and tapping it with the other, a specialist can use percussion to evaluate organ size, distinguish blockages, and pinpoint any problematic territories. Reflexes can be checked with the utilization of percussion via a small elastic mallet.
Auscultation: Auscultation is another term for listening. It includes the utilization of a stethoscope to listen to your heart, lungs, and more.
Wellness Exam With A Primary Care Physician
Yearly Physicals are necessary to help determine that your body is still functioning as it should. We also offer sports physicals, orders for lab tests, and other general wellness offerings such as flu shots.
An annual physical exam is undertaken as a preventive measure for early diagnosis of any issues. Early diagnosis can lead to a relatively quick treatment of these issues, since ailment are caught in their early stages. If an ailment does not get caught in its early stages, it gets a chance to spread and thus may be harder to treat than before.
Schedule An Appointment
If you would like to schedule an appointment for your yearly physical at Total Health & Skin Center, give us a call at (919) 557-6400, or schedule an appointment online. Our skilled medical professionals can evaluate your overall health and can help with any issues you are currently experiencing.