Prioritizing Your Health and Wellness

Primary Care Annual Physicals

An annual physical exam is a step towards a healthier life, enabling you to identify potential health risks, detect early signs of illness, and maintain overall well-being. The experienced team of healthcare professionals at AllCare is dedicated to providing thorough assessments, personalized primary and urgent care, and professional guidance throughout your annual physical.

Why Annual Physical Exams Matter

The Importance of Physical Exams

Annual physical exams are vital for maintaining optimal health. By undergoing regular check-ups, you empower yourself with crucial insights into your well-being. These exams allow our healthcare professionals to assess your overall health status, detect any underlying health risks that require urgent care, and address them proactively.

By conducting a thorough evaluation of your medical history, vital signs, and laboratory tests, our team can identify early signs of illness and provide timely interventions, increasing the chances of successful treatment and improved outcomes. AllCare ensures that you receive the highest quality care and attention to promote your well-being.

Essential Health Tests for Your Physical Exam

Blood Tests
Health History Evaluation
Blood Pressure Measurement
Vision and Hearing Screening
Physical Examination

Who Needs a Physical Exam?

It’s important for everyone, regardless of age or background, to have regular annual physical exams. These exams provide a thorough assessment of your health and can help catch any potential health problems early. While a general physical exam is beneficial for everyone, specific tests and screenings may be recommended based on factors like your age, gender, and medical history.

Here are some examples of targeted screenings that may be included:

  • Breast Cancer Screening: Women aged 40 or those with a family history of breast cancer should undergo routine mammograms to check for breast cancer.
  • Bone Strength Check: Women aged 60 and above should have a bone density scan to assess bone health and check for osteoporosis.
  • Colon Cancer Screening: Individuals aged 45 and above may have stool tests, like fecal occult blood tests or Cologuard, or a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer.
  • Screening Smokers for Lung Cancer: Current smokers or those who have quit within the past 15 years and are aged 55 to 74, should have a low-dose CT scan of the chest to screen for lung cancer.
  • Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Men aged 65 to 75 who have a history of smoking may receive a one-time ultrasound screening to check for abdominal aortic aneurysm.
  • Prostate Cancer Screening: Men aged 50 and above (or younger if at higher risk) may undergo prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests and digital rectal exams to screen for prostate cancer.
  • Cholesterol Screening: Adults aged 20 and above may have their cholesterol levels checked through a blood test to assess their risk of heart disease.

Frequently Asked Questions

01 Do I need an annual physical exam if I feel healthy?

Yes, even if you feel healthy, an annual physical exam is important for preventive care and early detection of potential health issues that require urgent care. It allows healthcare professionals to assess your overall health status, identify risk factors, and provide guidance to maintain your well-being.

02 Are annual physical exams covered by insurance?

Many health insurance plans cover annual physical exams as part of preventive care. It’s best to check with your insurance provider to understand the coverage details and any specific requirements.

03 How often should I schedule an annual physical exam?

As the name suggests, an annual physical exam should ideally be scheduled once every year. However, the frequency may vary based on individual circumstances and healthcare provider recommendations.

04 Can I discuss specific health concerns or lifestyle choices during an annual physical exam?

Absolutely! An annual physical exam is an excellent opportunity to discuss any health concerns, lifestyle choices, or questions you may have with your healthcare provider. They can provide guidance, offer recommendations, and address any issues or doubts you may have.

05 What is usually included in an annual physical exam?

An annual physical exam typically includes a review of your medical history, vital signs assessment, physical examination of various body systems, and may include additional tests or screenings based on your age, gender, and medical history.

06 Is an annual exam the same as a physical?

Yes, an annual exam is another term used to refer to a physical exam. Both terminologies are commonly used interchangeably to describe the comprehensive health check-up conducted once a year.

07 How much does an annual physical cost?

The cost of an annual physical exam can vary depending on several factors, such as specific tests or screenings performed, and your insurance coverage. AllCare accepts most insurance plans, and the cost is often covered by your insurance as part of preventive care. For self-pay individuals, the cost can vary. It’s best to contact AllCare directly for self pay pricing details and payment options.

Prioritize your health today: schedule your annual physical exam

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