Getting a physical exam at least once a year helps your doctor detect minor health issues before they become serious. At Complete Care Physicians in Katy, Texas, board-certified family practice physician Shruja Patel, MD, and her team offer physical exams for teens and adults of all ages. If you’re due for a sports physical, work physical, or annual exam, book an appointment with the experts at Complete Care Physicians over the phone or online today.
Physical exams include health screenings and comprehensive evaluations by a qualified healthcare provider. The purpose of physical exams is to detect health problems before serious complications or other medical issues develop. Most insurance plans cover yearly physical exams.
When you arrive for a physical exam at Complete Care Physicians, you’re greeted by friendly, compassionate staff. Your appointment consists of:
During the first portion of your appointment, your provider weighs you and checks your blood pressure and other vital signs. They review your medical history, including medications you take, past or present medical diagnoses, family history of medical problems, and symptoms you might be experiencing.
During a physical examination, your doctor evaluates different areas of your body including your eyes, ears, throat, breathing, heartbeat, reflexes, limbs, and abdomen.They also offer a pelvic exam and Pap test in women at a separate visit to evaluate reproductive organs and screen for cervical cancer if you’re due for one.
Diagnostic tests help your provider screen for illness, diseases, injuries, and chronic disease risk factors. They might screen you for:
Your provider might recommend blood tests, urine tests, allergy or asthma tests, electrocardiogram (EKG), X-rays, or other imaging procedures to diagnose a health problem.
After your physical examination and diagnostic test results are complete, your doctor lets you know if you’re a candidate for treatment. They might suggest you make healthy lifestyle changes, take medications, or see a specialist.Complete Care Physicians offers birth control for women and can recommend vaccinations.
As a rule, schedule physical exams once yearly. Your doctor might recommend more frequent visits because of a health problem, such as thyroid imbalance, low testosterone, diabetes, or high blood pressure. Schedule an appointment with the experts at Complete Care Physicians if you experience any new or unusual symptoms.
If you or your child is due for an annual physical exam and are over the age of 12, call the Complete Care Physicians office today or book an appointment online.