There’s no better way to get an idea of the state of your health than by getting a physical exam. Whether you need a physical to play sports, drive for the Department of Transportation (DOT), or generally monitor your health, Alfred Aflatooni, MD, gives you a thorough physical examination at South Auburn Medical Clinic in Auburn, Washington. To keep track of your health and learn to live a healthy lifestyle, call South Auburn Medical Clinic today to schedule your physical.
Physicals, or physical exams, are doctor appointments dedicated solely to monitoring the many dimensions of your health. You should get them somewhat regularly, with increased frequency to once per year as you near age 50. You may also be asked to get a physical exam as a requirement for work, school, or an activity.
Physical exams help you identify the parts of your health that need extra attention and care. Dr. Aflatooni can also recognize early signs of health complications and diseases and start treating you for them early.
Your physical exam starts with a few questions about your medical history, lifestyle, and any symptoms you’re experiencing. It’s also a chance for you to ask Dr. Aflatooni any questions about your health that have come up since your last appointment. He records your weight and height, then gives you tests to see how your body is functioning. He tests your:
If your family has a history of a certain disease, like diabetes, he also tests you for that. If you’re experiencing unusual symptoms, he may send your blood to the on-site lab for additional screening. After all of the measurements and tests, Dr. Aflatooni gives you suggestions for a healthy lifestyle and prescribes any needed medications if necessary.
At South Auburn Medical Clinic, Dr. Aflatooni offers several types of physicals, including:
Over the course of your life, you should get physical exams somewhat regularly. After age 50, it’s important for you to get a physical every year. Your health could change at any time, and annual physical exams allow you to stay knowledgeable about your current state of well-being.
The DOT dictates that all their employees get physical exams to make sure it’s safe for them to be on the roads. You’ll need to get a physical once every two years, or more often if an aspect of your health, like your blood pressure, needs consistent monitoring.
Before you participate in sports, your coach or school may dictate that you get a physical to decide whether you’re fit enough to play. During your sports physical, Dr. Aflatooni asks questions about your medical history and gives you physical tests to make sure you can endure the required physical activity.
To stay informed about your health and make sure that you’re healthy, call South Auburn Medical Clinic today to book your physical exam.