Our Team Is Here to Help You Keep Your Commitment to Staying Healthy
Mujtaba NP Clinic has served the medical care needs of communities within New York City’s boroughs for decades. Our clinics are located in Clifton, NJ and Corona, Queens, NY, and physical exams are an essential healthcare service we offer as part of our primary care. Your primary care provider (PCP) performs this routine test to check your overall health. A provider may be a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or doctor. During a physical exam or wellness check, you can ask our practitioners about your health and discuss any medical issues you notice about yourself. The exam incorporates various tests, and additional testing may be necessary depending on your medical history, family history, or age.
The Purpose of an Annual Physical Exam
A physical exam lets our medical professionals determine your general health status while giving you an opportunity to discuss symptoms, pain, or health concerns you experience. We can check your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels, which may be high even without symptoms. You can get effective treatment for these conditions by catching them before they become severe. The medical community recommends undergoing a physical exam at least once a year, especially if you are over 50 years old. We use these exams to check for the following medical issues:
- Update necessary immunizations
- Build a relationship with your primary care provider
- Ensure you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine
- Identify issues that can grow into future medical concerns
- Check for possible diseases so that we can treat them early
How We Perform a Physical Examination
Before starting your exam, we will ask you questions about your medical history, past surgeries, allergies, and symptoms you might be experiencing. We may also find out about your lifestyle, such as whether you smoke, drink alcohol, or exercise. The exam starts with inspecting your body for unusual growths or marks, and then we lay you down to feel your abdomen and other body parts. Using a stethoscope, our practitioner listens to your heart to check for abnormal sounds. We may perform “percussion” by tapping your body to identify fluid in areas while locating your organ sizes, consistencies, and borders. Our staff will also check your weight, height, and pulse.