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Annual Physicals

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Annual Physicals

Annual Physicals services

Annual physicals are the foundation of good health and a special area of focus at Loomis Medical Clinic. Our team provides thorough and unrushed annual physicals for the men and women of Loomis, California, and the surrounding region. If you’re overdue for a physical or looking for a new primary care doctor, call Loomis Medical Clinic to schedule a visit.

What are annual physicals?

Annual physicals are routine medical appointments that you have at Loomis Medical Clinic once a year. During your annual physical, your physician discusses your lifestyle and habits and examines your overall health.

Also known as annual wellness visits, annual physicals present an opportunity to ask your doctor questions about your health and discuss any problems you’ve noticed.

Our providers at Loomis Medical Clinic might recommend one or more diagnostic procedures during your annual physical exam. Our providers often recommend these screenings based on your age, genetic factors, current symptoms, and health history.

At Loomis Medical Clinic, our team provides comprehensive annual physical exams for adults of all ages.

What is the purpose of annual physicals?

An annual physical helps your physician determine the overall state of your current health. The exam also presents an opportunity to talk about any pain or ongoing symptoms you’re experiencing as a result of specific health problems.

Everyone should participate in a physical at least once a year, especially if you’re over the age of 50. During an annual physical, your Loomis Medical Clinic provider:

  • Checks for possible diseases
  • Updates your immunizations
  • Identifies issues that may lead to complications in the future
  • Ensures you’re eating healthily and exercising regularly

An annual physical also allows you to build a stronger relationship with your physician. During your annual physical, your provider also checks your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels.

How do I prepare for annual physicals?

To prepare for your annual physical at Loomis Medical Clinic, you should gather any materials that can provide our providers with insights about your general health. This includes:

  • A list of medications you’re currently taking
  • A list of any symptoms you’re experiencing
  • Your medical and surgical history
  • Results from any recent or relevant tests

If you have a pacemaker or defibrillator, you should also bring your device card with you.

What happens during annual physicals?

Before meeting with your physician at Loomis Medical Clinic, a nurse records your weight and height and asks you a series of questions about your medical history, including any allergies you have or prescription medications you’re taking.

Your nurse also asks you questions about your lifestyle habits, such as how often you exercise and if you use tobacco or alcohol.

Next, your physician performs a thorough physical exam. They’ll feel your abdomen and palpate your organs to assess their size, location, and consistency.

Afterward, they listen to your heart with a stethoscope, check your reflexes, and discuss any health concerns you may have. If you have any health concerns that need to be addressed, your provider can outline a personalized treatment plan to improve your health and prevent complications.

If it’s been more than a year since your last annual physical, call Loomis Medical Clinic and schedule one today.