What Is Included in a Men's Annual Physical Exam?
An annual physical exam is an essential part of overall men’s healthcare efforts. A men’s physical can help identify focus areas for optimal health. Annual physical exams, including blood pressure and bloodwork, builds a history for the patient, offering the opportunity for medical professionals to notice any changes in blood chemistry or increases (or decreases) in basic blood pressure patterns. Blood chemistry changes can signal low testosterone levels and high cholesterol levels. An increase in blood pressure can signal hypertension and allow for treatment measures to begin.
How Treatment Works for a Physical
On your first visit, you will provide detailed information about how you are feeling and fill out a health questionnaire. You also will have blood drawn for a comprehensive lab panel that includes your thyroid function, liver function, A1C, testosterone, and more.
- Personalized Plan
On your second visit, you will review your health questionnaire and lab results with your medical provider, who also will assess your physical systems from head to toe. Together you will develop an appropriate course of action to help you become the best version of yourself.
- Treatment Regimen
Your treatment regimen is your recommended treatment plan, if any is required, based on the results of your physical.
- Optimization and Prevention
Once your treatment regimen is underway to address your issues and goals, your provider will optimize treatments to maximize your health and wellness.