How regular physical exams from your doctor in New York, NY, can help you stay healthy
It’s easy to forget about getting a physical examination every year, but it’s one of the most important ways to protect your health. Your doctor can detect medical issues and conditions early and provide treatment, so you can maintain your good health.
Dr. Len Horovitz at Carnegie Medical in New York, NY, provides a wide range of medical services, including regular physical examinations to help you stay healthy.
Whether you are a man or a woman, getting a physical every year is the gateway toward living longer, better, and healthier. You deserve to live an active life no matter what your age, and your doctor can help.
During your physical examination, your doctor will:
Record your vital signs including blood pressure, heart rate, pulse, respirations, and temperature.
Record any signs or symptoms you are experiencing, any recent illnesses, or any recent hospitalizations.
Examine your body looking for any obvious injuries including bruises, cuts, and lacerations.
Check your ears, your eyes, and your throat for irritation or signs of infection.
Order routine lab tests to check cholesterol, blood sugar, and other factors.
Order any imaging you may need in case of joint issues, arthritis, or degenerative joint disease.
Administer any recommended vaccinations including influenza, pneumonia, shingles, and Covid.
Prescribe or refill any medications you need to lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, regulate heart rhythm, prevent osteoporosis, and many other serious illnesses and diseases.
- For women, a yearly cervical exam including pap smear, and breast exam are also recommended.
- For men, a yearly prostate exam is also recommended.
For chronic or acute health conditions, your doctor may recommend you visit a specialist. Your doctor can make the necessary referral to a cardiologist, gastroenterologist, neurologist, or other specialty care you need.
To discover more about how regular physical examinations can help you stay healthy, call Dr. Len Horovitz at Carnegie Medical in New York, NY. You can reach him in the office by calling (212) 744-3001, so call now.