Medical Team

Health Maintenance Exam

Prevention is the best medicine. During this annual physical, we'll review your risk factors that could lead to future health problems and provide expert advice on how to manage them. 

Why is this exam important?

Having an annual health maintenance exam is an excellent opportunity to take charge of your health. Even if you feel fine, it is still important to regularly see your health care provider and check for potential problems. For example, most people who have high blood pressure don’t even know it. The only way to find out is by having blood pressure checked regularly.

Likewise, high blood sugar and high cholesterol levels often do not produce any symptoms until the disease becomes advanced.

You can safeguard and enhance your health, perhaps for many decades, by having certain screening tests done regularly. The tests are used for early detection of some of the more common and potentially serious diseases occurring in adults, such as sexually transmitted diseases, cancers, diabetes, and heart disease.

Prevent health problems:

Prevention is the best medicine. We'll review your risk factors that could lead to future health problems and provide expert advice on how to manage them.​

Personalize your care:

The more familiar your doctor is with your individual health, the more efficient and effective appointments can be throughout the year.

Establish new baselines:

Reviewing any changes that have occurred over the last year allows for a refreshed perspective on the healthy choices and lifestyle needed to fit your goals.

Review medications:

Reviewing current prescriptions with your doctor will ensure your medical problems are being treated properly and will help prevent potential side effects or negative interactions.

Save money:

By detecting medical issues before they get serious, you’ll save not only time fighting illnesses but also money for medical bills down the road.

What is included in the exam?

During your consultation, your FirstMed doctor will cover:

  • Your medical history, family history, allergies, drug reactions, and immunizations.

  • Any complaints or symptoms you may currently be experiencing.

  • All medicines and supplements you take regularly.

  • Lifestyle activities as well as health topics like weight control and exercise.

Routine Diagnostic Tests

  • Complete blood count

  • Kidney and liver profile

  • Urine analysis

  • Fasting blood sugar*

  • Fasting lipid profile*

  • Calcium and vitamin D level

  • Resting EKG (electrocardiogram) or screening chest x-ray**

  • PSA test (for men over 40)

Basic Physical Examination

  • Height, weight, and body temperature

  • Blood pressure and pulse

  • Eyes, eyesight, ears, mouth, neck, and skin

  • Heart and vessels

  • Lungs and breasts

  • Abdomen and back

  • Extremities, and musculoskeletal

  • Urogenital

  • Nervous system