Annual Physical Exam

Family Care Plus Clinic

Board Certified Family Medicine & Adults and Pediatrics located in Katy, TX & Stow, OH

Scheduling an annual physical exam with your doctor is the best way to prevent or manage chronic health conditions. At Family Care Plus Clinic in Katy, Texas, and Stow, Ohio, family medicine physician Nancy Naghavi, DO, provides comprehensive annual physical exams for the entire family. The team has extensive training and expertise in preventive care and chronic disease management, so they can diagnose any issues early as well as manage any symptoms you have. Book your annual physical by calling the office or using the online scheduler.

Annual Physical Exam Q & A

Do I need a physical exam every year?

Yes. It’s common for people to skip routine exams if they’re healthy, but the best way to stay healthy is to visit your doctor at Family Care Plus Clinic. Most chronic diseases and conditions develop over a period of months or years and you may not notice the symptoms.

Annual physical exams give your physician a chance to check for early warning signs and abnormal blood biomarkers that could signal that any conditions. The earlier these signs are caught, the quicker you can start treatment and prevent the condition from progressing.

What happens during an annual physical exam?

Your annual physical exam is tailored to you, although there are some standard evaluations that your provider might perform, including:

  • Height and weight
  • Hearing and vision tests
  • Blood pressure check
  • Blood panel analysis
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Heart and lungs check

You could need additional testing, depending on any symptoms you display. For example, they may recommend undergoing a lung function test during your annual exam if you’re wheezing, having difficulty catching your breath, or have a history of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

How do I prepare for an annual physical exam?

It's important to have a copy of your medical records if you’re new to Family Care Plus Clinic. This way, the team can evaluate your health history and keep all of your medical records together in one place. You can also prepare by:

  • Making a list of all prescription or over-the-counter medications
  • Writing down all concerns or symptoms
  • Getting bloodwork ahead of time (if needed)

During your exam, your provider can even take care of any additional physical evaluations that your employer or school may require. Family Care Plus Clinic also offers Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals and immigration physicals.

The team at Family Care Plus Clinic offers flexible scheduling for annual physical exams and same-day appointments. Book your visit either online or over the phone today.