When was your last physical? Annual physical exams are vital to your health! Even if you exercise often and eat healthy, you are still at risk for serious illnesses. Your doctor will look for any signs of abnormality in your health and if you keep up with your yearly exams, your doctor will most likely catch something before it becomes anything serious.
What to expect at your annual physical:
- Heart Exam
- Lung Exam
- Skin Exam
- Breast Exam
- Pelvic Exam
- Blood Work
Be sure to come prepared to your exam - has anything been bothering you lately? Do you notice any extreme changes in your body? Ask questions! Most importantly, listen to your doctor. If your doctor recommends that you to start or stop doing something, it is in your best interest to listen - this is what your physical is for. Communicating effectively and openly with your doctor is key to obtaining the best results. Your doctor is your partner and is there to serve you and your health!
The Heart and Wellness Center at Saddleback Memorial offers a Comprehensive Physicals that is ideal for busy people on-the-go just like you! A two-session appointment does it all – with just two appointments you can have efficient examinations and testing as well as a private consultation to review results and receive personal recommendations! We also create a physical that is customized to you! Depending on your age, gender, health status, and personal preferences a registered nurse will create a custom physical that is centered around what is best for you. For a further listing of available testing available for a custom physical click here and schedule your custom physical!