Well Visits Specialist

Advance Medical Group -  - Internal Medicine

Advance Medical Group

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

Well visits are essential to avoiding chronic disease. Well visits allow your health care provider to check in on your overall health and make recommendations for how to improve your health. The preventive medicine specialists at Advance Medical Group help patients stay on top of their health with thorough, patient-centered one-on-one evaluations. To schedule your next well visit, book an appointment at the office in Hackensack, Paramus, or Haledon, New Jersey, by phone or online today.

Well Visits

What happens during a well visit?

During your well visit at Advance Medical Group, your provider performs a series of evaluations that give a detailed look at your overall health. 

Typically, your well visit begins with a discussion of your medical history and any concerns you have about your health. The first evaluation your provider performs is the physical. Physical exams evaluate the following.

  • Vitals (e.g., blood pressure, pulse)
  • Appearance
  • Eyes, ears, and throat
  • Heart
  • Lungs 
  • Abdomen
  • Reflexes and muscle strength

This is an essential part of a well visit. The physical exam helps your provider spot any abnormalities or irregularities in your physical health. Your provider might also perform a blood test to check you for things like high cholesterol and diabetes. 

Well visits are catered to the needs of each patient and can vary depending on your gender.

What is a well-man exam?

In addition to the physical exam, well visits for men can include several other essential evaluations. Based on aspects of your personal health like age, history, and risks, your provider may perform any of the following.

Testicular exam

Testicular exams check for lumps, tenderness, or abnormalities of the testicles. Conditions like testicular cancer are easiest to treat when they are detected early. 

Prostate exam

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men. To perform a prostate exam, your provider feels for lumps and abnormalities on your prostate. 

Hernia exam

This evaluation is used to test for weakness in the abdomen. Commonly known as the ‘turn your head and cough’ test, the hernia exam is designed to detect harmful hernias. 

Penis exam

The penis exam is a simple physical examination of the penis. If there are signs of abnormalities or evidence of sexually transmitted disease (STD), your provider can perform prompt testing to get you diagnosed. 

What is a well-woman exam?

There are a number of additional evaluations designed to screen and detect a wide range of women’s health issues. Based on your personal health, your provider may perform any of the following.

Breast exam

To perform a breast exam, your provider feels for lumps and abnormalities. They also feel under your arms and evaluate the general appearance of your breasts.

Pelvic exam

The pelvic exam is a routine check-up on your vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, and ovaries. Your provider might also perform STD testing and a Pap test to screen you for cervical cancer. 

Book your next well visit with Advance Medical Group by phone or online today.