You wouldn’t drive your car for years without performing maintenance. And you’re probably proactive about maintaining your home or apartment. But are you practicing the same level of care with your body? If you want an easy, effective way to protect your health long-term, schedule an annual exam at Kheyson MD in Annadale, Staten Island, New York. Get started by calling the office or booking an annual exam online today.
Annual Exams Q & A
Who needs annual exams?
Everyone. Regardless of your age, an annual exam is an important preventive step that helps you enjoy good health long-term.
What is an annual exam?
Your annual exam is essentially preventive maintenance for your body. It’s an opportunity for the medical professionals at Kheyson MD to confirm that everything is working as it should. And if anything is awry, these regular screenings ensure issues are caught early when treatment is most effective.
What’s more, your annual exam is an opportunity for you to take stock of your physical and mental health. If you have any questions or want guidance to lead your healthiest life, your Kheyson MD practitioner uses part of your annual exam time for that purpose.
What should I expect during an annual exam?
All Kheyson MD annual exams include:
Heart, lung, and vitals check
The first step of your annual exam is a check of your vitals, which allows your Kheyson MD practitioner to get readings on key health indicators like your blood pressure, temperature, and heart rate. Then, they use a stethoscope to check that your heart and lungs are functioning normally.
During each annual exam, your Kheyson MD practitioner asks about your health habits. You discuss the type of food you usually eat, how often you exercise, and other lifestyle choices like how much you smoke or drink. This helps the Kheyson MD team stay informed about your overall health so they can screen you for the relevant risk factors.
Based on your current health habits, your personal health history, your family health history, and other risk factors like your age or sex, Kheyson MD uses your annual exam to screen you for any health conditions that might be affecting your body. Some of the conditions for which Kheyson MD screens during an annual exam include:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Sex-specific conditions (e.g., prostate cancer for men, cervical cancer for women)
- Hormone imbalance
Regular screenings allow your practitioner to catch health complications early so they can start treatment when it is most effective.
If you’re due for an annual exam, call Kheyson MD or book online today.