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Standard Physical Exam Form
Physical frequency: A healthy man your age is unlikely to have any findings on a routine physical exam. It is much more important to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and avoid smoking and excessive alcohol intake. The United States preventive services task force lists recommendations for health services. Your doctor can discuss these with you taking your family history into consideration. ...Read more
See below.: See us preventive services task force guidelines on their website for suggested elements of the periodic evaluation http://www. Ahrq. Gov/ppip/men50.Html. ...Read more
Physical exam: A yearly physical exam is always a goiod plan to follow especially of geriatric age. ...Read more
Done by a doctor: Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body is the physical examination. ...Read more
An annual Pap and: Referral for mammogram is in order if you have no "pre-existing" issues or meds. Your doctor shouls assess any changes in weight, blood pressure, check urine for blood and protein, he should teach prevention (diet, quit smoking, assesss etoh intake) examine top to bottom. ...Read more
As much as possible: The more info you provide to your doctor, the better job she'll be able to do for you. Usually, we'll ask about past medical and surgical history, family medical history, how much you smoke and/or drink, sexual history, and about medications you take. Also, you'll usually be asked about health habits (diet, exercise, sleep). ...Read more
NO: These are one and the same. It is reserved for the yearly visit to check wellness or lack of it and not for your laundry list of things. You shold have individual appointments for illness and medical problems. The yearly wellness or physical is to promote wellness and good health and preventative issues. It is worth the while and proper and necessary. Keep the vist to wellness issues. ...Read more
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It depends: Most well check exams are nothing to be worried about! Just like when you were younger, you go to the doctor, they ask questions, they check you over, and talk with you. No big deal! If you have any concerns, be sure and mention them. Bring your vaccine records so your doc can see if you need any shots. You'll be fine! ...Read more
Depends: Depends on your individual health goals. But in general, for preventive screening, every two years is probably sufficient if you have no medical conditions. This is primarily driven by the USPSTF recommendation that you have a mammogram every 2 years between the ages of 50 and 75. Other things to have checked would be blood pressure, cervical cancer screening (every 3-5 years) and Colon cancer. ...Read more
As a pretty healthy and active 35 year old male, how often should I have a comprehensive physical exam?
No definite answer: You ask a great question. There actually is no research to guide us on this question - only opinions. Mine is that every year or so makes sense, mostly to stay up-to-date on new developments in cancer screening, healthy lifestyle behaviors, and recommended vaccinations. All of these are updated on a continual basis. A good resource is an iphone app called my health checklist (2012 version coming). ...Read more
I have never had male physical exam, should I get one at my age of 20 or not worry about it? And does insurance cover it if I get one just to do it?
Physical? Good idea: A physical is a good idea at any age. At 20 it will be directed by your family history (diseases at earlier ages than normal), and behaviors that may affect your health (smoking and sexual behavior.) blood work, and other tests will be determined by these factors. With regards to coverage, more and more companies are seeing the value of these exams, but it would be wise to check with them. ...Read more
History /physical: Physical exam entails doctor or his nurse taking history including family history, past history and if you have any present complains, complete physical exam, including weight height and bmi, ekg if you are high risk, and blood test to check your cholesterol, sugar etc.Eye exam and if needed hearing screen. It is mostly a preventive exam. ...Read more
Aphysical exam for 32 years entails a detaild family history, personal history, past history of any significance, a comprehensive physical exam. Blood test for routine cbc, blood chemistry including glucose, cholesterol and kidney functions, urine analysis and if indicated thyroid hormone profile and advice to have a pap smear and gyn exam which I stopped doig many years ago'
so what are you waiting for. ...Read more
Physical: Depends on your age, medical history, particular concerns or symptoms. The visit is unique to you. Avoid the "check everything". Guide the doctor and the doctor will make recommendations. ...Read more
Should: It make sense to have a check list and every pcp should have it. ...Read more
Need revaluation: Consultant specialist has responsibility, for thorough examination and to come to a conclusion, so may do a physical examination again.. ...Read more
It depends: Not all holistic practitioners have medical training, where one learns to do complete physical exams. If your "holistic practitioner" happens to be an md, do, or nd, then these people do have the requisite training to do physical examinations. ...Read more
Exam for soccer: Relax. It is a very easy exam. Stop the panic. Just do it. ...Read more
Yes: As long as the doctor has experience doing the exam, it is okay. If they look uncomfortable, it is not worth it. ...Read more
We're virtual.: Granted some HealthTap doctors have brick-and-mortar practices, here on HealthTap we obviously can't do physical exams. Look around on HealthTap for a doctor in your vicinity and request an initial consult to see if you can become an office patient as well. ...Read more
IV yes: The prescriber should have basic exam finding or do himself before prescribing. ...Read more
It varies by Doc: It depends a great deal on your health and the thoroughness of the examining doctor. It typical takes 30-45 minutes for a detailed exam but some doctors can get you in and out in 15-30 minutes. ...Read more
I'm 64 years young and I get a physical exam tomorrow. Is this last thorough one since I will soon be on medicare?
No: You should have a pe every year by your primary physician. ...Read more
How does a physical exam differ for men and women? How does a woman's routine physical exam differ from a man's routine physical exam? .
It does not: A physical exam is a complete examination of all body parts. Other than the fact that there are some gender related differences in our body parts between men and women, the process of examination is not much different between men vs women. ...Read more
When getting a yearly physical exam is it better to have a male dr perform the exam & female dr for a female? What exam is needed when your 45 male?
Doesn't matter: The gender of the physician and patient do not have to be matched to have a quality annual exam. If pub feel more comfortable with one over another, that's ok, and you can choose your doctor accordingly. Best to keep the same doctor over the years and develop a good relationship. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Physical exam: This will consist of a total body examination of all systems and if necessary further organ evaluation may be required if findings indicate. ...Read more
Yes: Yes should wear loosely fitted dress when going for a physical examination, then it will be easy to wear examination robe easily, will make patient comfortable to take off and put back the dress (and staff also). ...Read more
Yes: Birth control pills do have side effects, some potentially serious. You should be fully evaluated by a doctor, including a physical, before starting them. ...Read more
Doctor hands: The doctor will insert 2 fingers inside the vagina and place the other hand just above the pubic bone. Between there fingers, they can feel the uterus. This way they can estimate the size. ...Read more
Dubious: This sounds like an element of dispute between you and mom. She does not trust you (sexually) and perhaps your answers do not satisfy her. Having a doctor solve this dispute by discovering whether you have an intact hymen or not, will not truly answer the question and more important it will not re-establish trust between the two of you no matter what the answer. Seek counseling. ...Read more