Just 62% of U.S. residents get the annual physical health care experts recommend. We know there are quite a few reasons for this low number. When life gets busy, the last thing you want to do is carve out time to head to your doctor’s office. But we also know that some people put off their physical exams because they think it might be an uncomfortable process.
At Zarreii Medical and Aesthetics in Delray Beach, Florida, Peymon Zarreii, MD, and our team are committed to giving you the best patient experience possible. As an internal medicine specialist, Dr. Zarreii has designed our physical exams to be convenient and comfortable. And we want you to know exactly what to expect beforehand.
To that end, let’s take a quick look at the two main components of a physical exam at our office.
A conversation with Dr. Zarreii
Your physical exam starts with a simple dialogue. This is your opportunity to talk with Dr. Zarreii about any questions you have about your health. And if there’s a specific health goal you’re trying to reach — like weight loss or reduced joint pain — you can bring it up now. That way, you and Dr. Zarreii can make a plan to move you toward your goal.
Dr. Zarreii will also ask you a series of questions so he can get the clearest understanding possible of your current health. He might ask about:
- Your personal health history
- Your family health history
- Any medications you might be taking
- What you usually eat
- Your sleep habits
- How frequently you exercise
- How frequently you smoke or drink alcohol
- Your stress levels
Ultimately, Dr. Zarreii works to make this a two-way dialogue that helps him understand your health and give you the wellness support you need.
The physical exam
As its name implies, this annual appointment includes a hands-on exam. Dr. Zarreii uses this part of your exam to check that your body is functioning the way it should. Usually, this means he checks your:
- Respiratory rate
- Blood pressure
- Head and neck, including your sinuses
He tailors the physical portion of your exam to you. For example, he may perform a breast exam for women or a testicular exam for men. Additionally, he may include further examinations to screen you for any conditions for which you have a heightened risk.
Before performing any physical examinations, Dr. Zarreii can explain the process to you so you feel completely comfortable.
Now that you know what to expect, your physical exam might not feel so daunting. If you’re ready to schedule your physical with Dr. Zarreii, contact our team at Zarreii Medical and Aesthetics. Call our office or schedule your physical exam online today.