Physical Exam in Gardena, CA

Routine physical examinations should be a priority in everyone's life and are considered preventative medicine. Dr. Abraham Golbari at Crenshaw Family Medical Practice in Gardena, CA wants to discuss the types of annual physical exams to expect at our medical office in Gardena, CA.

What is a Physical Exam?

An annual physical exam is not a sick visit. An annual physical exam at Crenshaw Family Medical Practice in Gardena, CA says this exam prevents disease and illness from gaining a foothold in your life.

You can expect some of the following during your annual physical exam.

  • Height/Weight/Blood Pressure/Oxygen Level/Temperature
  • Eyes/Ears/Nose/Throat
  • Heart/Lungs
  • Abdomen
  • Feet/Legs
  • Nervous System
  • Condition of Skin
  • Mental Health Status

Who Needs a Physical Exam?

Everyone needs an annual physical exam from birth to death to ensure continued quality health.

Why Do You Need a Physical Exam?

The doctor can target possible health risks and give you recommendations to avoid these risks.

  • Physical exams are a great time to set goals.
  • The doctor looks for secondary conditions that put you at risk for illness.
  • It is a great time to get vaccinations updated.
  • Physicals are a great time to present to our doctor any health concerns.

What To Expect for a Men’s Physical Exam

  • Health History
  • Blood Pressure/Heart Rate/Oxygen Level/Breathing/Temperature
  • General Appearance/Memory/Cognitive Ability/Skin/Mobility
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Throat/Tonsils/Sinuses/Teeth/Gums/Ears/Nose/Eyes/Lymph Nodes/Thyroid/Carotid Arteries
  • Examine Abdomen/Liver/Abdominal Fluid/Bowel Sounds
  • Neurological Exam/Reflexes/Balance/Strength/Mental State/Nerves/Muscles
  • Extremities Exam/Check Pulses in Arms/Legs/Joints

What To Expect During a Woman's Physical Exam

The annual physical exam for a woman is the same for a man as listed above, except a woman may receive the following additional checks.

  • Look for Arm/Leg swelling
  • Breast Exam
  • Pelvic Exam
  • No Pap Smear, Age 65+

Physical Exam Over 40

This exam includes all the checks for an annual physical exam at age 40 and above. This exam may also have the following.

  • Complete Blood Count
  • Blood Tests Related to Chronic Health Issues
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Glucose Monitoring
  • Urine Testing
  • Colon Cancer Tests
  • Hepatitis C
  • Prostate Cancer Screening (Men 40+)
  • Mineral Density (women 65+)
  • Mammogram (women 50+)
  • Vaccine Review

Pediatric Physical Exam

This comprehensive exam needs to be done annually from birth to 21. The exam consists of all the following but at a deeper level, and items are age-sensitive and some are only appropriate for children/adolescents/young adults.

  • Q & A
  • Medical/Social/Illness/Family/History
  • Vital Signs
  • Height/Weight
  • Head/Extremity Measurements/Eyes/Ears/Nose/Throat/Oral
  • Nutritional Status
  • Skin/Lymphatics
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Mobility Level
  • Nailbed Color
  • Neck/Thyroid
  • Heart/Lungs
  • Abdomen
  • Muscles/Skeletal System

Annual Physical Exams

If you need experienced, skilled, compassionate family medicine doctors, please call Crenshaw Family Medical Group in Gardena, CA today at (310) 327-8746.

We are a multi-specialty practice caring for the needs of our children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in Gardena, CA. We will handle your annual physical exam needs, illnesses, and health concerns.

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