Having a regular physical exam helps you avoid unpleasant health problems and can detect the earliest stages of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Board-certified internist Lee Light, MD, and his team at Naples Longevity Clinic in Bonita Springs, Florida, provide comprehensive physical exams for patients who need them for insurance, work, and sports participation, in addition to routine physicals. Call Naples Longevity Clinic to find out more or to request a consultation appointment.
Physical exams are routine appointments with your provider at Naples Longevity Clinic to check your overall health and well-being.
An annual physical exam is an excellent method of keeping on top of any changes in your health and picking up signs of poor health or disease before they become a more serious problem. Other reasons why you might need a physical exam include:
You should also have a physical exam if you're planning to start a weight loss program or make significant changes to your lifestyle. Naples Longevity Clinic provides comprehensive in-office physical exams.
Your provider at Naples Longevity Clinic adapts the physical examination to suit your individual needs.
A typical exam starts with a review of your medical history and discussion of any current health problems. Next, your provider checks your vital signs and key health indicators, including:
Your provider also checks for any tender areas or visible problems like rashes, looks at the health of your hair and nails, and observes whether you're moving freely. Your physical exam is likely to include vision and hearing tests too.
As they talk to you, your provider picks up on issues like memory problems or difficulties with your speech, and indications of mental health problems. Men might have a prostate exam and genital check while women might have an internal pelvic exam.
Most routine physical exams include blood and urine tests to check for infections, dietary deficiencies, and problems like high cholesterol and diabetes that often don't cause symptoms in their developing stages.
Your physical exam could include a Pap smear if you're a woman and you’re due for this vital test that detects cervical cancer.
If your provider at Naples Longevity Clinic has any concerns about your health, they refer you for further diagnostic testing, which could include X-rays or ultrasound, CT, or MRI scans.
Your physical exam at Naples Longevity Clinic also includes a supplement evaluation, which assesses your need for dietary supplements to optimize your health. The practice provides both IV infusion therapy and their own brand of specially designed nutritional supplements.
To find out more or book your physical exam, call Naples Longevity Clinic today.