The key to preventing illness is to detect it early, but this knowledge is easy to neglect when we're feeling well. The problem is, many conditions don't begin to show any symptoms until they've progressed to a dangerous point. That is why it's essential to visit a health care facility at least once a year for a physical examination.
While a visit to our facility is different for each patient based on their personal situation and needs, there are several common elements that make their way into each exam. Here are just a few:
During the first part of your visit we'll begin with the simplest step: we'll ask you how you've been feeling. During this time together we'll also discuss your dietary and exercise routines as well as any negative habits you may have such as smoking. We'll also review your immunization records to ensure that you are current on all of your vaccinations.
Following the initial consultation, we will begin the physical examination portion of your visit. The purpose of each test is to determine early signs of a problem and to address them before they escalate. Some of the tests performed during the physical exam include:
Some tests are specific to male and female patients. These include examinations of the reproductive organs to seek out any sexually transmitted diseases or potential signs of cancer.
Areas of examination for male patients:
Areas of examination for female patients:
Dr. Sunil Nayyar is a trained internal medicine physician and a current fellow in Anti-Aging and Regenerative medicine. Dr. Nayyar specializes in adult medicine and the prevention and treatment of ailments ranging from the common cold to more serious condition...read more