An annual physical exam is an important part of ongoing health care. Dr. Mirela Mircea and Dr. Vivian Lugo-Eschenwald of Family Medicine Associates of Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia may see you through the year for other health concerns. The physical exam is a chance to check overall health, progress on personal goals while discussing health plans for your future. Call today to schedule an exam.
Perhaps surprisingly, there's no complete checklist for the annual physical. A patient with specific complaints or past disorders may need more thorough checking. However, after briefly discussing your history since the last visit, there are a few basics that'll almost always be performed.
Vital signs tests include:
These organs and symptoms are checked:
Yes. For a woman, these additional tests include:
Men’s exams feature:
No. Again, there are common tests that are often ordered, but these are at the physician’s discretion to avoid unnecessary testing or to pinpoint specific concerns. These can include:
Along with the tests and checks listed above, there are others that apply at different stages of a patient’s life. These may include screening for colorectal cancer after age 50 and mammograms for women over 40, annually or at a period discussed between doctor and patient.
We accept most major insurances. Please see the full list of plans that we accept. If you do not see yours, please call our office to see how we can help. We will file out of network insurances but visit must be paid at checkout in full.
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