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Physical Exams

Physical Exam Specialist

Routine physical exams are one of the best ways to ensure a healthy, happy life.

What is the purpose of a physical exam?

Dr. G Medical Solutions team perform physical exams to monitor your health and make sure your body is performing as it should. These exams help prevent disease by ensuring you’re up to date on vaccinations, detecting early signs of medical conditions, such as diabetes, before they develop into serious problems.

What does a physical exam involve?

What happens during your physical exam depends on a variety of factors, such as your age and the purpose of your visit. In general, most physical exams include:

  • Updating your medical history
  • Checking vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate)
  • Observing your overall appearance, movement, and speech
  • Listening to your heart and lungs
  • Palpating parts of your body, such as the abdomen
  • Testing your reflexes and motor functions
  • Checking your skin, hair, and nails

Additionally, Dr. G Medical team may take laboratory tests, such as blood work, and any screening tests you may need.

What screening tests might I get in a physical exam?

Routine screening tests are an essential part of preventive care. The tests you need depend on your age, biological sex, and risk factors for disease.

Tests for women

Women ages 21-65 need regular breast and pelvic exams. The pelvic exam may include a Pap test to screen for cervical cancer. After age 40, women should also get mammograms to screen for breast cancer and bone density scans for osteoporosis starting at age 65.

Tests for men

Men may get a testicular exam at any age. Prostate cancer screening may also be necessary for men with a strong family history of the disease.

Tests for both men and women

Dr. Gulbis and his team will screen both men and women for common medical conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Unhealthy cholesterol
  • Colon cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Depression

They also make sure you get the scheduled vaccinations you need.
For personalized physical exams for the whole family, call Dr. G Medical Solutions or book an appointment online today.