Improve Your Overall Health with an Annual Physical Exam
An annual physical exam at Low T Center helps our medical team establish a baseline for your health and identify ways they can help you improve your overall health. Even if you feel healthy and have no health concerns, annual check ups are a vital part of your health strategy. Scheduling annual physical exams help with early detection for conditions that often show no signs, like high cholesterol and high blood pressure, which can be life-threatening.
Your annual physical exam includes a thorough physical and important screenings for common conditions that may affect your health, such as heart disease, diabetes, hormone deficiencies, and other serious health concerns. Preventative care helps you maintain and improve your health so you can keep doing the things you love.
We make men’s annual physical exams simple, convenient, and affordable to help you keep track of your health and continue to feel your best. We’ll work with you to find a time that fits your schedule and is most convenient for your exam. We also accept most insurance plans and offer affordable self-pay options to ensure our services are cost-effective for all situations.
Most health insurance plans cover one free annual physical exam so you can take advantage of preventative care before you feel sick or have concerns. These appointments also help with early detection for conditions that don’t usually show symptoms but carry serious or even life-threatening health consequences, such as high cholesterol levels or hypertension.
What’s Included in an Annual Physical Exam?
The medical team will gather all the necessary personal health information and draw your blood and you will come back to discuss the results of your labs, symptoms, health history, and health goals and any appropriate treatment plans with the medical provider during this visit. In most doctors’ offices, the medical provider spends the majority of the visit gathering information from you, without the benefit of your lab results, before making a quick assessment of your health and recommendation for treatment. At Low T Center, the medical team gather facts and labs first, so your time with the medical provider can be a meaningful discussion of your health and an appropriate plan forward.
During an annual physical exam, you’ll fill out a health questionnaire to answer questions about your medical history, any health concerns you have, and to establish your general level of wellness. We also check your vitals and draw blood for a full blood panel.
Your vitals check evaluates your:
- Blood pressure
- Heart rate
Your blood panel includes testing for:
- Prostate-specific antigen for prostate health
- Total testosterone
- Free testosterone
- Thyroid function
- Diabetes screening
- Liver function
- Kidney function
- Cholesterol levels
- Blood counts
- Red blood cells
- White blood cells
During the follow up appointment, our medical provider conducts a thorough men’s physical exam and discusses the results of your blood panel, reviews your medical history and answers to the health questionnaire, identifies existing problem areas and assesses your risk factors for possible preventable diseases.
If the provider identifies any potential health issues, they will discuss these concerns with you and may recommend a customized treatment plan tailored to you, which may include lifestyle changes, medications, or both, to help you achieve better health.
The Importance of Annual Check Ups for Men’s Health
Coming in for an annual physical exam offers many advantages, like learning how you can improve your health to help lower your risk for health complications. Additionally, these appointments allow the medical team to screen you for serious health risks and conditions that may not even cause symptoms.
Some conditions evaluated during your annual check up include:
- Hormone deficiencies
- Thyroid disorders
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Cardiovascular diseases
Annual physical exams help you address health risks as early as possible and promote better overall health while you discuss changes that can help decrease your risk for preventable diseases. Your continued good health is our focus.
If you are a Low T Center patient, you can schedule an appointment for your annual physical exam with your provider to take the next step on your path to total wellness.