What Is a Routine Physical?
A routine physical is an important preventive visit that plays a part in maintaining optimal health. Typically performed once per year, a routine physical exam involves checking your basic indicators of health and provides an opportunity for you to share any current health concerns or problems with your physician. The experienced primary care team at Lawrence Family Practice Center provides routine physicals for patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors. As part of routine physicals, we offer a number of services, including lab work, immunizations, and screening for certain diseases. To learn more about routine physicals and other primary care services offered in Lawrence, KS, please get in touch with our office today.
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What Are the Benefits of Routine Physicals?
At Lawrence Family Practice Center in Lawrence, KS, we believe in the power of preventive care. One of the cornerstones of maintaining good health is having routine physicals. Here are some of the benefits of getting regular physical exams:
- Detecting diseases or risk factors that may lead to diseases early
- Keeping you up to date on immunizations
- Tracking important numbers like blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, and triglycerides
- Personalized care and recommendations
- Fostering a doctor-patient relationship
- Protecting long-term health
- Cost-effectiveness versus only coming in when an issue is noticed
What to Expect During a Routine Physical
Your physician will see you within a private treatment room at Lawrence Family Practice Center. After gathering some general information about your health and reviewing your medical history, we will assess your health by taking your blood pressure and checking your vital signs. We may also measure your height and weight and assess the health of your heart, lungs, reflexes, neck, ears, and abdominal area. Our office features a convenient on-site lab where we can perform any needed lab work, including blood panels. Our doctors emphasize the importance of healthy behaviors and simple lifestyle changes for disease prevention and work closely with patients to develop attainable plans for healthy living.
Routine Physical FAQs
What is the overall purpose of a routine physical?
We use this time to check up on any concerns you have that may have arisen, provide referrals, and check your bloodwork and vitals. We work to catch any conditions that may be forming in their early stages while still manageable and treatable. In addition, this is a convenient time to discuss any known and existing health issues.
What happens if a health concern is detected?
In the small chance that we do notice an abnormality, we urge you not to worry. Our most common catches include minor maladies such as high blood pressure and cholesterol. If anything like these examples is detected, our Lawrence, KS practice is equipped to provide you with a personalized treatment plan that can either resolve or manage the issue as quickly as possible.
How can I prepare for my physical?
It is helpful to us, whether you are an existing or a new patient if you provide us with all of your existing medications, supplements, and vitamins. We also ask that you are aware of your immunizations and any issues you may want to discuss with your provider. Please also bring your insurance card (if applicable), state-issued ID, and any other documentation you think may be relevant such as medical history or notes from a different provider.
Schedule a Visit Today
Even if you feel like you're healthy and well, it's a good idea to have regular health checkups as a means for disease prevention. At Lawrence Family Practice Center, we offer comprehensive care for patients of all ages. To schedule a routine physical exam, contact our office in Lawrence, KS.