Annual Physicals

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Annual Physical Exams Q & A

What is an annual exam?

The purpose of an annual exam is to evalua te your current health and screen for any developing problems. Annual exams can catch minor issues before they become serious, allowing you to enjoy a longer, healthier life.

What types of annual exams are available?

Physicians of Hollywood, offers basic annual exams, school physicals, and work physicals. Basic annual exams are designed to monitor a patient’s health and look for any issues that may require further testing or treatment. School and work physicals are designed to look for problems that may make it unsafe for a patient to engage in any required activities at school or work.

What happens during an annual exam?

At the beginning of an annual exam, a member of the staff at Physicians of Hollywood, will typically take your vitals, including heart rate, temperature, and blood pressure. Your weight will also be measured at this time. Next, The Physicians of Hollywood will perform a thorough examination. He may listen to your lungs and heart, check your reflexes, and ask questions about your symptoms or general health.

In some cases, The Physicians of Hollywood may order blood work as part of an annual exam. The purpose of blood work is to screen for common health problems, such as high cholesterol. In addition, The Physicians of Hollywood may offer vaccinations to a patient at an annual exam.

What happens if The Physicians of Hollywood finds a problem?

If The Physicians of Hollywood notices something troublesome during an annual exam, he’ll typically order further tests or refer you to a specialist. If you’re completing a school or work physical, The Physicians of Hollywood may not release you for school or work until he has investigated the issue.

When should I schedule an annual exam?

If you need a physical for school or work before a certain date, schedule an appointment as soon as possible. That’ll ensure you have the physical completed before the deadline. Patients age 16 or older should see The Physicians of Hollywood annually for a complete exam, regardless of whether they need a physical for school or work.

What immunizations/vaccines are recommended during an annual exam?

Click here to see the 2018 Recommended Immunizations for Adults by Age or Health Condition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

A happy and meaningful life begins with good health

Annual exams are an important part of preventive care for patients of all ages. The doctors of Physicians of Hollywood offer annual exams, school physicals, and work physicals to patients in Hollywood, Florida, and the surrounding area. Patients interested in this service can contact the Physicians of Hollywood, to schedule an appointment.

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