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Annual Physicals

Express Family Clinic

Family Practice located in Allen, TX

One of the most important things you can do for your long-term wellness is to make sure you have an annual physical each year to stay on top of your health. At Express Family Clinic, Sunil Modi, MD, and Pradeep Parihar, MD, offer yearly physicals to their patients in Allen, Texas, and the surrounding areas, to keep them one step ahead of their health. To get started on this essential tool in your health care arsenal, call or schedule an appointment online for your annual physical.

Annual Physicals Q & A

Why do I need a physical?

An annual physical is one of the most important steps you can take to safeguard your health. This simple check-up is designed to monitor and track your health year over year, and it’s essential in not only keeping track of any pre-existing conditions you may have but by catching potential problems before they grow serious.

In fact, there’s a good reason why many health insurance companies cover 100% of an annual physical: They understand the importance of regular oversight when it comes to maintaining your good health.

What happens during a physical?

When you arrive, one of the expert health care providers at Express Family Clinic records your measurements, such as your:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Body temperature
  • Respiration rate

These simplistic numbers not only provide the first glimpses of your health, but your doctor also records them each year, which allows your doctor to spot any trends that bear close attention.

With your vital statistics recorded, your doctor sits down with you to review the past year in your health, paying close attention to the state of any pre-existing medical conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, while he listens to any new concerns you may have.

The next step of an annual exam is a physical assessment of your body. Generally, your doctor checks your:

  • General appearance
  • Reflexes and mobility
  • Lungs
  • Abdomen (to feel for any internal abnormalities)
  • Eyes, ears, nose, and throat

Annual physicals tailor to each patient in mind, so your doctor concentrates on areas that are pertinent to your situation, such as developmental milestones for children, reproductive health for women, or degenerative issues for older patients.

How should I prepare for my annual physical?

There’s nothing you need to do to prepare for your annual physical. You should come armed with any questions or concerns you may have. Remember, you know yourself best, so even a small change in your health may be worth discussing with your doctor.

If your doctor is taking blood in checking for something specific, they may ask you to fast the night before and day of your physical. And you’d do well not to empty your bladder before you go as they’ll likely want to take a sample of your urine.

To get started on your preventive care with regular annual physicals, call Express Family Clinic, or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.