Physical Exams /Primary Care

Eze Health Center

Medical Weight Loss & Primary Care Practice located in Waldorf, MD

Routine physical exams are an important part of preventive health care and can help you and your doctor identify and treat changes in your health before a serious illness develops. Chinyere Eze and the physicians at Eze Health Center in Waldorf, Maryland offer physical exams to help you check in on your health and well-being. If you’re due for a physical exam, call to book an appointment today.

Physical Exams Q & A

Eze Health Center

Why are physical exams so important?

A physical exam is an opportunity to check in on your health and well-being with your trusted medical provider. Physical exams are important — even if you’re feeling great — because many health conditions, like high blood pressure or high cholesterol, don’t cause symptoms but still put you at risk of developing serious health complications.

Taking time out once a year for a physical can also reveal small changes that could indicate or lead to serious health issues. For example, most adults gain a pound or two each year. You might not notice weight gain at the time, but if you’ve put on several pounds over the last few years, it can adversely affect your health.

What happens during a physical exam?

Most physical exams follow a similar pattern. Your doctor, physician’s assistant, or nurse checks your weight, height, and blood pressure. Then your doctor listens to your heart and lungs, palpates your abdomen, and looks into your eyes, ears, and throat. If any additional screenings are needed, your doctor performs them.

Then you talk to your doctor about your health, wellness, and lifestyle habits. This is where the practitioners at Eze Health Center differentiate their service. They take a holistic approach to your wellness and interview you in more detail than you may have experienced with other doctors. They offer customized advice and care to help improve your total well-being.

This is your opportunity to share your concerns and ask questions about your health. If your health care provider thinks it’s necessary, they order more detailed health screenings and blood work to get to the root of your issue.

What health screenings should I have during a physical exam?

The health care providers at Eze Health Center may request a number of specialized health screenings; however, some of the more commonly ordered tests include:

  • Weight and BMI measurement
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Glucose levels
  • Hormone levels
  • Vitamin and mineral levels
  • Pap smears
  • Mammograms
  • Colorectal cancer screenings
  • Prostate cancer screenings

If you’re due for a physical exam, call to make an appointment today.