Physical Exams Specialist

Advance Medical Group -  - Internal Medicine

Advance Medical Group

Internal Medicine & Medical Weight Loss located in Hackensack, Paramus & Haledon, NJ

Physical exams are a great way to stay on top of your health. Physical exams are an essential part of preventive medicine and can help keep you and your provider updated on any changes to your health. To schedule your next physical exam, book an appointment with Advance Medical Group, with locations in Hackensack, Paramus, and Haledon, New Jersey, by phone or online today.

Physical Exams

What is the importance of a physical exam?

Physical exams allow your health care provider to get a snapshot of your overall health. Physical exams also help you establish a medical history with your provider, which is essential to making decisions about your health in the future. 

Physical exams are recommended annually and play a major role in early detection for a number of common chronic conditions. Physical exams also allow you to voice any concerns you have about your health.

You may also need to schedule a physical exam for school, sports, or work. 

What happens during physical exams?

Typically, the first part of your physical at Advance Medical Group is a discussion with your provider about any changes or concerns you’ve had since your last visit. Next, your provider performs a number of evaluations to determine the status of your overall health. 

Physical exams can include a number of different examinations and can vary depending on your age, gender, and time since your last exam.

Depending on your case, your provider evaluates the following.

  • Blood pressure
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Vision
  • Heart and lungs
  • Reflexes
  • Abdomen

Based on your physical exam results, your provider makes recommendations for improving your health and limiting your health risks. They might also perform a blood test to get a more in-depth look at your health. Blood tests can reveal cholesterol levels and screen you for conditions like diabetes. 

Your provider might also take this opportunity to administer any immunizations like the flu shot. 

What are my health risks?

For adults, there are a number of health risks that increase with age and lifestyle. Some of the biggest health risks for adults include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Obesity
  • Heart disease

The providers at Advance Medical Group offer disease management for a number of long-term chronic illnesses. 

To get a better understanding of your health risks, schedule a physical with one of the preventive medicine specialists. You can reduce many of these health risks with simple lifestyle changes like weight loss or proper nutrition. 

How often do I need a physical exam?

It’s recommended that you schedule a well-visit annually. This gives you the opportunity to update your provider on your overall health and allows your provider to establish an understanding of your long-term health.  

To schedule a physical exam for you or a loved one, book an appointment at Advance Medical Group by phone or online today.