The best way to sustain your health and prevent medical conditions from becoming a concern is to visit the doctor yearly for a physical and check-up exam. For most patients the check-up will follow a pattern and will start with the collection of their medical and family history. The physician will also assess the patient for indications of a medical illness or irregularity. These checkups help to stop conditions from becoming worse and ensure that care for the situation can start as soon as possible. When an illness is discovered early it is typically much easier to care for. Vital signs will also generally be taken to assist the doctor with getting an idea of what the person’s overall health is like and will include breathing levels, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature. When patients get older, preventative screenings will be necessary.
When individuals get older, their bodies change and more types of tests will be required to ensure that all aspects of the body are properly functioning. Additional tests utilized for older adults include:
For men tests specific tests are:
For women specific screenings also include:
If any issues develop these tests should be performed at the arrival of symptoms and continue regularly until no concerns are present or treatment is complete.
All necessary screenings will be evaluated with each patient by the physician. Following the doctor’s suggestions can prevent serious conditions from progressing untreated and assist to ensure that they are healthy.
We take Medicare and most of the major PPO and HMO insurance plans. Please call our office for more information.
Dr. William King is a great doctor who truly has a heart for his work. I truly appreciate his commitment to quality healthcare and the welfare of his patients.