Annual Physicals services offered in Alexandria and Lansdowne, VA
Has it been more than a year since your last comprehensive physical exam? Then it’s time to schedule your annual physical at CN Internal Medicine in Alexandria and Lansdowne, Virginia. The board-certified internal medicine and family medicine practitioners take a proactive and preventive approach to health and wellness. They offer annual physicals to keep an eye on your health now and prevent chronic illnesses down the road. Call the office nearest you today or schedule your annual physical online.
Annual Physicals Q&A
What are annual physicals?
Annual physicals are thorough physical exams that assess your total health. These exams evaluate your current state of health and risk of developing health problems. The CN Internal Medicine team considers annual physicals the most crucial yearly health visit. During this exam, your provider performs health screenings that can find an illness or disease in its early stages, when it’s easiest to treat. Annual physicals also give you and your provider at CN Internal Medicine time to get to know each other. CN Internal Medicine is a primary care practice; your provider manages all of your health needs. The more comfortable your relationship with your primary care provider is, the more likely you are to share your health concerns. This leads to timely treatments and better outcomes.
What happens during annual physicals?
The specifics of your annual physical at CN Internal Medicine depend on your age, sex, and health history. After reviewing your medical and family histories, your physician will:
- Check blood pressure and heart rate
- Measure height, weight, and body mass index (BMI)
- Examine your ears, eyes, nose, and throat
- Test your hearing and vision
- Evaluate your muscles and joints
- Palpate your internal organs
For women, the annual physical includes breast and pelvic exams. For men’s health, the annual physical includes a prostate exam.
What tests are needed for annual physicals?
Annual physicals often include tests that help your provider assess your current health and risk factors for disease. The tests the CN Internal Medicine team will perform at your annual physical include: Complete blood count (CBC) CBC measures the kinds of cells in your blood and how many there are of each. The team uses this information to assess your nutritional health and look for signs of infection. Chemistry panel The chemistry panel is a blood test that looks at your electrolytes to assess fluid balance and other properties in the blood that assess organ health and function. Lipid profile A lipid profile checks the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. Urinalysis The team might request a urinalysis to screen for diabetes and kidney disease. For your convenience, CN Internal Medicine offers in-house lab testing. Annual physicals help you stay healthy. Call CN Internal Medicine today or schedule your yearly exam using the online booking button.