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Physical Exams services offered in Cypress, TX

Physical exams help you to maintain good health by checking for health problems and addressing other areas of concern. Family medicine physician Herman Grewal, MD, and the compassionate team at Prime Healthcare of Cypress in Cypress, Texas, offer comprehensive physical exams to improve your quality of life and make sure all your health concerns are answered properly. If you’re overdue for a physical exam, booking a visit takes just moments online or by phone.

Physical Exams Q&A

What are physical exams?

Physical exams are routine office visits that create a strong foundation of health and wellness. These visits offer a chance for you to get the screenings that are appropriate for your age, sex, and overall health.

Preventive medicine seeks to detect conditions that indicate a high risk of disease. This includes early symptoms, but more importantly, searches for health markers that suggest you’re at an elevated risk of developing disease.

Waiting until symptoms develop or become unbearable is a flawed approach that can place your overall health and wellness at risk.

What are the types of physical exams?

At Prime Healthcare of Cypress, you can visit the practice for an annual physical exam or a wellness visit.

Annual physical :

Annual physical exams are routine health screeings that check your general health and wellness. You typically schedule these exams once per year to ensure your provider can keep track of any changes and reduce your risk for potential health problems.

Wellness visits

A wellness visit is different than an annual physical exam in that you can schedule it whenever you need to discuss health concerns with your provider or require a specialized exam. They can examine you to determine the best course for your needs.

What happens during physical exams?

The initial portion of the visit focuses on gathering information about your medical history. This includes a discussion of any changes you’ve noticed since your last exam. Be prepared to provide a comprehensive list of any medications or supplements you’re taking, as well as health conditions you’ve been treated for.

Your provider also performs assessments of your vital signs. These checks examine how well your body is functioning. All of the results are added to your personal medical record, which becomes an essential document that can track changes over time.

Lab testing might be part of the process. A substantial amount of insight can be gathered from a small sample of blood or urine. Your provider discusses which tests are right for you.

How frequently do I need to come in for physical exams?

Most adults benefit from coming in for annual physical exams. A yearly schedule ensures that changes are identified and tracked on a routine basis. It also increases the chance of catching signs of disease in the earliest possible stages when treatment is often most effective.

If your provider diagnoses a chronic health condition, like heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure (hypertension), you may need to come in more frequently for chronic disease management visits, at least until your condition improves.

Prime Healthcare of Cypress also offers specialized exams. Some employers require certain physical examinations prior to or as part of employment. You might also need a specialized exam before beginning to play sports for a team or in preparation for travel.

If you’re ready to book your next physical exam, call the Prime Healthcare of Cypress office to check appointment availability. Online scheduling is also an option.

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