Annual Physical Examinations
Valley Baptist Primary Care physicians provide annual physical examinations for patients to have their overall health checked each year. This examination is an important part of preventive care, as well as an opportunity for you to discuss any current issues or health concerns you may have with your physician or physician assistant. During your physical examination your healthcare provider will look at your:
Medical History: This is your opportunity to mention any issues or health concerns that you may currently have, and this is also your provider’s opportunity to learn about your personal and family medical history, your lifestyle and behaviors, and your vaccination status. Questions you can expect include those about smoking habits, alcohol use, sexual health, diet, and exercise.
Vital Signs: Your vital signs will be checked during your examination to make sure everything is normal. This includes your blood pressure, heart rate, respiration rate, and temperature.
Head and Neck Exam: Your provider will ask you to open your mouth and say “ah,” which helps to show them your throat and tonsils, and they will also visually take note of the quality of your teeth and gums. Your provider will also visually examine your eyes, ears, and nose, and physically examine your neck in order to assess the health of your sinuses, lymph nodes, thyroid, and carotid arteries.
Physical examinations are a critical part of maintaining your overall health. To schedule an appointment for your annual exam, call Valley Baptist Physician Network at 1-844-414-4773.