City Care Family Practice
Family Medicine located in Lower Midtown, New York, NY
Your body is an incredibly efficient machine when everything is functioning as it should. To ensure that all of your systems are in tip-top shape, a physical exam goes a long way toward monitoring your health, catching potential problems before they become full-blown medical issues. At City Care Family Practice, the team of medical experts provides comprehensive physical exams to their patients in the Lower Midtown area on the east side of Manhattan in New York, giving them peace of mind when it comes to their health and wellness. To book your appointment, call or use the online scheduling tool.
Physical Exam Q & A
Why do I need a physical exam?
When it comes to your family’s health and wellness, one of the most important measures you can take is undergoing regular preventive exams. This annual check of your health monitors your body year over year, spotting trends or risk factors long before they become problematic.
It’s rare that a health problem simply crops up out of the blue -- more often than not, the warning signs are there, if you know where to look. And the experts at City Care Family Practice know exactly where to look.
What types of physical exams are provided?
Outside of your annual check-up, there are many other reasons why you may need a physical exam, such as:
- School exams, with vaccination reports
- Sports participation exams
- Occupational exams, with drug testing
- Camp exams
- Annual Pap tests for women
- Pre-operative exams
No matter what type of exam you need, odds are the team at City Care Family Practice can help.
What happens during a physical exam?
Your health care provider will begin by reviewing your medical, family, and social history. Next, comes a thorough physical examination and possible tests. Specifics typically include:
- Vitals check (temperature, heart rate, blood pressure)
- Blood and urine test
- Height and weight measurement
- A review of your medical history
- A physical exam
During the physical exam portion of your visit, the provider typically checks the following:
- Ears, nose, and throat
- General appearance
The provider will also discuss your health risks and recommended lifestyle changes based on your current health choices, including exercise, diet, cigarette use, alcohol intake.
If you’re there for a specific exam, such as sports participation or an employee physical, the healthcare provider concentrates on the areas indicated by the organization.
How often do I need a physical exam?
If you simply want to monitor your family’s health, yearly physical exams do the trick nicely. If you have a chronic condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, the healthcare provider may want to see you more frequently.
If your employer or school requires a physical exam, ask one of the staff whether it sufficiently covers you for the year for preventive care.
If you’d like an exam with caring medical professionals who take your health and wellness very seriously, call City Care Family Practice, or book an appointment online using the scheduling tool.