Scheduling an appointment for an annual physical — and keeping it — reduces your risk of developing chronic medical issues, helping you live a healthier and more active lifestyle. At the concierge office of Sandra Gilban, MD PC, in the Upper East Side of New York City, New York, Dr. Gilban offers annual physicals to people of all ages. To book an annual physical, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
An annual physical assesses your overall health and presents an opportunity for you to ask Dr. Gilban questions, discuss unusual symptoms, and undergo preventive screenings.
Schedule a physical exam annually even if you feel well. Many chronic conditions, like high blood pressure and diabetes, don’t present symptoms at first, so you might be sick but not realize it.
Dr. Gilban tailors annual physicals to each patient’s needs. However, she will often complete the following:
Vital signs check
Dr. Gilban checks your weight and height, checks your blood pressure, and listens to your heart and respiratory rates. If you have a history of high blood pressure, she might order additional tests.
Dr. Gilban checks your skin for moles, skin tags, and other growths. If you’re experiencing any unusual symptoms, like red, itchy, or dry skin, make sure to let Dr. Gilban know.
Review of each organ system
Dr. Gilban asks you to lie down on an exam table. She gently palpates your abdomen, assessing the location and size of your internal organs.
Hearing, vision, mouth, and lymph nodes check
Dr. Gilban checks your vision and hearing, shines a light into your mouth and ears, and feels your lymph nodes for swelling.
After completing your physical exam, Dr. Gilban orders lab tests, including blood work and urinalysis. These measures help Dr. Gilban identify underlying medical issues like hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, or high blood sugar.
If Dr. Gilban identifies a condition that requires medication, she’ll recommend a prescription to reduce any symptoms you might be having and improve your quality of life. She’ll also monitor treatment over time and adjust your dosage as necessary.
At the end of an annual physical, you’ll have a better idea of how to improve your health and well-being. Dr. Gilban may provide recommendations for improvements, such as:
To receive your annual physical and maintain optimal wellness, book a visit with Sandra Gilban, MD PC, by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.