Annual physicals are essential to a long, healthy, and active life. At Collin Medical and Wellness Group in McKinney, Texas, family medicine specialist Adebukola Obasanya, DNP, and her team offer annual physicals to people of all ages, including well-woman, pre-operative, and sports physicals. Don’t delay if it has been more than a year since your last checkup. To schedule your next physical exam, call the office today or book online.
Why are annual physicals so important?
Most people visit the doctor when they get sick or suffer an injury, but prevention-focused annual physicals are just as crucial. Many potentially serious health problems, including heart disease and certain types of cancer, develop slowly without presenting obvious symptoms.
Investing in annual physicals at Collin Medical and Wellness Group can catch these conditions early on, educate you about healthy living, and help you build a strong relationship with your primary care provider.
Are there different types of annual physicals?
The Collin Medical and Wellness Group team offers several types of annual physicals, including:
A well-woman exam is a physical specifically for women. During your visit, the team orders several special tests, including a Pap smear and a breast exam. They can even refer you to a nearby radiology facility for a mammogram if necessary.
Many sports leagues require their athletes to undergo physicals before the start of a new season.
During a sports physical, your Collin Medical and Wellness Group provider checks for underlying health problems that might increase your risk of a sports injury. They also provide tips on warming up, cooling down, and improving your performance on the court or playing field.
Your provider might recommend a preoperative physical if you’re preparing to undergo surgery. The team completes an exam and orders lab tests to ensure you’re healthy enough to safely undergo anesthesia.
Traditional annual physicals emphasize prevention. They’re an opportunity to visit your primary care provider, check in on your general health, and learn about steps you can take to live a long and active life.
What happens during annual physicals?
The Collin Medical and Wellness Group team tailors annual physicals to each patient’s needs. Even so, most physicals include the following:
- Review of your medical history
- Check your vital signs, including blood pressure, heartbeat, and respiratory rate
- Skin exam
- Head and neck exam
- Abdominal exam
- Lab testing (for example, bloodwork and urinalysis)
- Sex-specific screenings, like a Pap test or prostate exam
Don’t hesitate to ask questions or discuss unusual symptoms that you experience. Your annual physical is the perfect time to talk about these and other things with the team.
To schedule an annual physical, call Collin Medical and Wellness Group or book your appointment online.