A comprehensive, annual physical assesses and monitors your overall health and well-being. At Vie Medical Center in Delray Beach, Florida, the team conducts thorough physical assessments and screenings to detect potential health issues. Whether you need a routine check-up or a specialized physical exam for work or school, the practice offers the care you need to achieve optimal health. Call today or use the online tool to schedule your physical.
Annual physical exams are a valuable part of your routine health care. These exams are typically recommended yearly for healthy children, teens, and adults.
Young children and infants or people with a chronic disease may need more frequent visits, even if they are feeling well.
You may also need a physical exam if you’re planning foreign travel, have specific work requirements, or participate on a sports team. The practice also offers school physicals for children entering a new grade.
Annual exams don’t replace visits to the primary care office for acute problems, like a urinary tract infection or wound. Call for an immediate appointment if you need care outside of your regular physical.
Your provider at Vie Medical Center customizes your physical according to your health history, lifestyle, and age.
Most people undergo a comprehensive check of your bodily systems, including your ears, nose and throat, thyroid, heart and lungs, abdomen, and muscle tone and reflexes.
Your provider also asks questions about any current symptoms, experiences, health history changes, and lifestyle. You’ll discuss diet, physical activity, smoking and alcohol, and sexual wellness.
You may need specific tests and screenings, including:
Your provider also recommends appropriate health screenings for your age and health history. These include mammograms, Pap smears, colonoscopies, and prostate tests. The office helps you schedule these with an appropriate provider.
Seeing a doctor when you’re healthy allows them to get a general understanding of your health and wellness. Optimal health isn’t just the absence of symptoms or disease; it’s a state of thriving.
Your doctor can only assess your overall health when you are healthy. The physical exam appointment gives you time to focus on aspects of your well-being that you may not get to address when you visit the office with flu symptoms or abdominal pain.
Plus, even if you feel OK, you may have an underlying condition that hasn’t yet shown symptoms. For example, some cancers, Type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure don’t show symptoms until they’ve reached a serious state.
Call Vie Medical Center to schedule your physical exam today, or use the online agent to book.