Preventive Physical Exam:
tool, yet many people put it off or avoid it altogether. The
reasons for this may include problems with long waits in the
waiting room or examination area, a cold clinical environment,
and very brief contact with the doctor.
The advantages of preventive physical examination are
clear. With the advances in early detection, many health
problems can be successfully treated or reversed before
becoming serious enough to affect quality of life. A thorough
examination with screening and early detection procedures
can create peace of mind for an individual and his or her
The approach is geared to significantly reduce the stress
typically associated with a physical
A comfortable, non-clinical space is utilized for much of the
examination time. Most patients find this more relaxing than a
typical exam room.
More time with the doctor
The physical examination and counseling takes about one
hour. Time for the physical examination is reserved for one
patient at a time. Results and recommendations are
thoroughly reviewed and discussed. Patients have time to
bring up questions and concerns
in a relaxed atmosphere.
Lab results available to the doctor during the physical
One initial brief visit is scheduled to gather history and lab
samples. This takes about 30 minutes. The physical with the
doctor is scheduled for 1 to 3 weeks later, allowing time for all
lab results to be returned. This allows the doctor to more
thoroughly explain the results and make preventive health
recommendations during your visit.
By request at additional cost:
new cardiac risk tests
VAP cholesterol, cardiac
CRP, and homocysteine
This program focuses on
health screening and
education. Treatment of
existing conditions or new
symptoms should be
scheduled for a regular
doctor’s office visit.