With physical exams at the heart of wellness care, they remain an essential factor of any doctor/patient relationship and therefore a large part of our practice. Following a thorough evaluation, an exam allows us to create wellness strategies and screen for potential problems.
With few set guidelines for the physical examination, our providers begin with a conversation of observation and listening. New patients are encouraged to provide a more extensive history to include not just your personal medical history but that of your family. Your comprehensive history allows our team to gain insight into risk categories and screening tests needed to ensure optimal health. If you are returning to our practice, your records your records will be on hand for reference and updating to ensure everything is current.
The physical part of the physical exam will include:
Each exam will likely include a gender specific physical as well.
For men, an annual physical will include the basics plus:
This allows our providers to screen men for diseases and conditions which affect them, such as prostate enlargement or testicular cancer.
For women who visit our practice, a physical is likely to include a breast exam and discussion of pelvic issues. As with men, gender specific exams allow us to check for conditions which usually affect women.
At SunCoast Premier Medical, most major insurances are accepted. For a complete list, please call our office before the scheduled appointment and speak with one of our knowledgable staff members to verify coverage.