Physical Exams

Family & Primary Care Practices located in Wynantskill, NY

Physical Exams

Physical Exams services offered in Wynantskill, NY

Physical exams offer one of the best ways to keep your health in check. You can rely on Wynantskill Family Medicine in Wynantskill, New York, to provide the best care possible. Ritchie J. Parrotta, DO, and Scott M. Parrotta, DO, are certified to provide physical exams for adults. To book your appointment today, call the friendly office staff or use the online scheduler.

Physical Exams Q & A

Why are physical exams important?

Physical exams serve as a foundation to keep you in good health. They provide the chance to receive preventive screenings and have any chronic conditions monitored. 

At Wynantskill Family Medicine, you establish a partnership with your doctor. They walk alongside you throughout your health journey, which can provide great comfort. 

What can I expect during physical exams?

When you visit Wynantskill Family Medicine for a physical exam, your provider checks the following:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Weight
  • Blood pressure
  • Pulse
  • Eyes
  • Throat
  • Heartbeat
  • Breathing
  • Abdomen
  • Reflexes

They also review your medical history and any medications you take. The team assesses the sound of your heart and lungs and checks your hearing and vision. 

In some cases, they might perform urine tests, blood tests, or other diagnostics to confirm or rule out any concerning issues like diabetes, high cholesterol, liver problems, kidney issues, or certain cancers.

This is also a time to update any necessary immunizations, talk about your lifestyle habits, and continue to build a healthy patient/doctor relationship.

How should I prepare for physical exams?

Before you come in for your physical exam, prepare by bringing the following:

  • Names of your current medications, including supplements and over-the-counter drugs
  • List of any out-of-the-ordinary symptoms you might be experiencing
  • Recent results from any previous tests
  • Medical history
  • Surgical history
  • Names of other doctors you may have seen in the past
  • Written questions, if you have any

The information you provide helps the team gather an accurate assessment of your health. They also keep your records on file and update them at each visit.

How often should I have physical exams?

The Wynantskill Family Medicine team recommends a full-body physical exam once a year. As you advance in age or if you have a chronic condition, it may be necessary for you to have physical exams more often. 

When you’re ready for a health check, book a physical exam with the professionals at Wynantskill Family Medicine by calling or requesting an appointment online.