East Side Primary Medical Care
Daniel P. Klein, MD, FACP
Primary Care & Concierge Medicine located in Upper East Side, New York, NY
Physical exams are an essential part of preventive health care and should be a top priority for all adults and seniors. At East Side Primary Medical Care, Daniel Klein, MD, FACP, offers comprehensive physical exams to help you learn and understand how your body is functioning, as well as provide health recommendations to optimize your overall well-being. To schedule an appointment for a physical exam, call the office in Upper East Side, New York, or book online today.
Physical Exam Q & A
Why are physical exams so important?
Routine physical exams are the starting point for excellent health.
Some people avoid going to see a doctor until an injury or illness arises, but this approach makes it hard to understand your current health condition and prevent any health complications or risk for certain health conditions. It may be more beneficial to your overall health to take a proactive approach.
At your phyiscal exam, you receive the screenings appropriate for your age, sex, and overall health. It also offers the opportunity for you to discuss any concerns with your doctor and get guidance on any aspect of health and wellness.
Most adults benefit from coming in for an annual physical exam. When you see your doctor on a regular basis, your doctor may be able to catch any health issues in the early stages (when treatment is often most effective).
What happens during a physical exam?
During the first part of your visit, Dr. Klein will gather information about your vital signs and basic functions. He’ll begin by checking your height, weight, and the following:
- Blood pressure
- Skin condition
- Vision and hearing
- Basic neurological function
All of the information gathered during this part of the exam is added to your personal medical record, a document that helps you and your doctor keep track of your health over time.
What should I do to prepare for my physical exam?
A bit of preparation can help you get the most out of your physical exam. Begin by compiling a list of any medications or supplements you’re taking. Also, be prepared to share the details of any health conditions you are currently being treated for, as well as an overview of your family health history.
If you have questions or concerns you’d like to discuss during your visit, consider writing them down. It’s easy to get distracted during your exam, so having a list to refer to can make it easier to get the information you need.
To schedule an appointment for a physical exam, call the East Side Primary Medical Care office in Upper East Side, New York, or book online today.