Fully Equipped to Perform Comprehensive Physicals
Dr. Burrows of Burrows Family Practice will use a physical exam to see how your body is performing. Depending on your personal health history, he may choose to focus on certain areas. If you have a family history of heart disease, for example, you may receive additional blood pressure checks, blood tests, and diabetes and cholesterol screenings.
Call 626-483-3348 to set up your yearly physical. Based on the test results, age, and personal health history, this exam is also an opportunity to discuss future prevention measures with Dr. Burrows.
An Average Physical Exam May Include the Following
Updated Health History
Your doctor may ask for an update on new developments and changes in your health history. This may include questions about your job, relationships, medications, allergies, supplements, or any recent surgeries.
Vital Sign Checks
This includes taking a blood pressure reading and checking your heart rate and respiratory rate. Your blood pressure should be checked at least once every year to once every three years, depending on your history.
Dr. Burrows will review your appearance for signs of any potential conditions. He will check the parts of your body that could visually indicate any existing health issues. This includes examining the following:
- Musculoskeletal systems such as your hands and wrists
- Nervous system functions, such as speech and walking
As the physical exam continues, the doctor will use tools to look into your eyes, ears, nose, and throat. They'll listen to your heart and lungs. This exam also includes:
- Touching, or palpating, parts of your body (like your abdomen) to feel for abnormalities
- Checking skin, hair, and nails
- Possibly examining your genitalia and rectum
- Testing your motor functions and reflexes