As the Phoenix metro area emerges from the pandemic-inspired isolation, it’s time to schedule your long-delayed comprehensive physical. Also known as the annual exam, physicals are encouraged for all adults at least every other year.
Key Elements of Physicals:
- Review Medical History – An essential review of your health and habits
- Check Vital Signs – Pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, respiration rate, patient height & weight
- Head and Neck Exam
- Heart and Lung Exam
- Abdominal Exam
- Gender-Specific Exams
- Women – May include a breast check and pelvic exam
- Men – A check of the testes for lumps, hernia, and a prostate check
- Age-Related Care
- Appropriate Lab Tests
Physicals For Children
A tip for parents of school-aged children: schedule their yearly well visit during the summer. These will do double duty as your child’s school and sports physical for the year. Make your appointment now before the back-to-school schedules start to fill.