Annual physicals are vital to preventive health care, so AZZ Medical Associates encourages all their patients to schedule one each year. The team offers annual physicals at their offices in Old Bridge, Brick Township, Hamilton Township, and Ewing, New Jersey. You can improve your overall health and well-being and get timely treatment for underlying health problems. Call AZZ Medical Associates today or book an annual physical online. Same-day appointments are often available.
An annual physical is a consultation where you undergo a check-up to help you stay well and catch any problems early.
The AZZ Medical Associates’ internal medicine and primary care experts take time to thoroughly assess your health. This ensures that you’re on track to meet the health goals you and your doctor set.
During your visit, the AZZ Medical Associates team will complete the following steps:
Reviewing your medical records and family health history ensures that your doctor knows your current conditions if any require chronic care management, and which ones you’re more likely to get in the future.
If you notice any changes in your health or have any concerns, your doctor will talk to you about them. They can investigate new symptoms or put your mind at rest.
Your doctor checks your weight and height to calculate your body mass index (BMI). This gives them a figure indicating if you’re at a healthy weight, underweight, or overweight. They also check your vital signs, including your heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, and reflexes.
Your doctor draws blood for lab tests. These can identify problems like high cholesterol, high blood sugar (a sign of diabetes), infections, and nutrient deficiencies.
Your annual physical is an excellent opportunity for screenings like a prostate exam, Pap smear, or breast exam. If your doctor has any concerns about your health, they can refer you for further diagnostic procedures.
Your annual physical’s goal is to identify, treat, and prevent health problems. After the exam, your doctor tells you what they’ve found. If no problems are discovered, you can arrange another annual physical in a year.
If you require additional diagnostic investigation, your doctor can refer you, discuss the findings with you, and agree on the next steps.
If you have unhealthy habits that need addressing, like smoking, or you need to lose weight or improve your diet, your doctor provides you with the information and support you need to make changes.
Call AZZ Medical Associates today or book an appointment online if it’s been a while since your last annual physical. Same-day appointments are often available.