We recommend adults have a routine physical exam each year to screen for diseases, determine the risks of possible future medical problems, update vaccinations and promote a healthy lifestyle. The majority of patients only seek medical attention if he/she is ill. By maintaining a relationship with your doctor, even when you are well, will allow us to recognize potential problems, like high blood pressure, early and treat them before they become more serious. During this exam, your physician will discuss your family history and medical history, as well as thoroughly examine the following for any abnormal signs/symptoms that may indicate an impending medical issue:
- Entire head
- Nose and sinuses
- Mouth and pharynx
- Breast and armpits
Well Woman Examinations
A well woman examination, also known as your annual gynecological exam, is a vital part of your overall health care. This exam is a preventative measure that can help prevent illness, lead to early detection of cancers, detect infections and other conditions before they cause serious damage. Through wellness exams, your doctor can monitor any health changes over time and provide helpful information for healthy living.
Well woman exams include talking about your personal, family, and medical history and taking your vital signs. It may also include laboratory tests, screening for infections and other conditions, counseling, a pelvic exam, and a breast exam. Pap tests are also a part of gynecological exams. They can detect the presence of abnormal cells in the cervix, infections and inflammations of the cervix, and other cervical conditions.
If you have been experiencing any changes in your body, such as changes in your menstruation or unexplained pain, this is the time to discuss it with your doctor. We invite you to ask questions and discuss any concerns you may have.