Most physical exams follow a similar pattern. You will be measured and weighed by a nurse who will also check your blood pressure. Then you will meet with a physician who will review your medical history and have a conversation with you about:
Your doctor will listen to your heart and your lungs to ensure they are functioning properly. The doctor may also check your reflexes. Women may have pelvic exams and pap smear tests completed during this appointment. The doctor may request a blood panel to check for signs of other health conditions. This is an opportunity for you to ask the doctor questions about your health and well-being. No matter what your health concern is, the doctors at Bronx Urgent Care are here to help and will answer your questions clearly.
Some of the questions you might want to discuss with your doctor may include:
A regular physical exam is the best way to monitor your health. Many health conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes do not present any noticeable symptoms in their early and more treatable stages. If a routine exam reveals signs that you are developing one of these conditions, you and your doctor can begin to treat the condition before it progresses to a more serious stage where the condition has a greater effect on your well-being.
Since children grow and develop so quickly, annual exams are critical to monitoring their development, health, and well-being. Most school districts require students to have an exam annually before the school year starts. Also, most sports teams require a physical before a young person is allowed to participate to ensure the child is fit to play.
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