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Physical Exams Specialist

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Access2care

Primary Care & Family Practice located in Anchorage, AK

Annual physical exams provide an easy and effective way to monitor your health and well-being over time. They also present an opportunity to build a relationship with your primary care physician and to ask questions. At Access2care, in Anchorage, Alaska, the caring team offer physical exams to people of all ages, including general and semi-complex men, women, and pediatric exams. To schedule your appointment, call the office or book online today.

Physical Exams Q & A

What are physical exams?

Physical exams are a type of preventive screening used to check in on your overall health. Many serious health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol, don’t present obvious symptoms. As a result, you might not even realize there’s something wrong.

A physical exam can alert you to these and other potential problems. They also present an opportunity to discuss unusual symptoms or health concerns. During a physical exam, Debra takes several factors into account, including your age, family history, and medical history. Depending on your needs, she might recommend additional testing to preserve your health.

Are there different types of physical exams?

At Access2care, Debra offers general and semi-complex physical exams, including:

Men’s health exams

Men and women experience many of the same health problems, but men are less likely to visit the doctor regularly. Unfortunately, they’re also more likely to eat poorly, use tobacco, and drink alcohol. Debra tailors men’s health exams to address male-specific concerns, including low libido, low testosterone, belly fat, and muscle loss. 

Women’s health exams

Like men, women experience several sex-specific health problems, including hormonal imbalances, breast cancer, and menopause. Women’s physicals include preventive exams like Pap tests and mammograms as well as nutritional counseling, diagnosis and treatment of aches and pains, and family planning services.

Pediatric exams 

Children, infants, and teenagers grow quickly, which makes them susceptible to certain health problems. Pediatric physical exams provide preventive care measures, like immunizations and dietary advice, as well as treatment for acute issues like strep throat, the flu, and chickenpox. Regular pediatric physicals protect your child’s well-being.

How often do I need to participate in physical exams?

If you want to lower your risk of serious health problems, it’s important to participate in a physical exam at least once a year. 

Before your appointment, make sure to gather any necessary paperwork, including:

  • A list of medications you currently take
  • Results from any recent or relevant tests
  • Your medical and surgical history
  • Names and contact information of your previous doctors

A little planning and forethought beforehand will help you get the most out of your time with Debra and her team.

To schedule your physical exam at Access2Care, call the office or book an appointment online today.