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Annual Physical

Annual Physical

Annual Physical services offered in Rancho Mirage, Blythe and Santa Maria, CA and Henderson, NV

Top-quality primary care begins with annual physical exams. These visits are an area of specialty for Srinivas Vuthoori, MD, MBA, and the team at Officium Health. With locations in Rancho Mirage, Blythe, and Santa Maria, California, in addition to Henderson, Nevada, the team is ready to provide comprehensive annual physicals for a wide range of local patients. If you’re overdue for an annual physical exam, booking your next visit is fast and easy online or by phone.   

Annual Physical Q & A

Why are annual physicals so important?

Annual physical exams are the foundation of great health and wellness. These visits offer the chance for you to receive the screenings necessary for your age, sex, and overall health. They are also a chance to ask questions and receive guidance on any aspect of your health. 

Waiting to come in until symptoms are already present is not the best approach. A great deal of serious health problems don’t present clear symptoms until they’ve reached an advanced stage. That’s why screenings are such an essential part of preventive health and primary care. 

It’s surprising how many parents wouldn’t dream of missing a child’s annual physical or well-child visits, yet postpone scheduling their own annual exams as they prioritize taking care of everyone else. 

Annual physicals are the best way to take a proactive approach to your health. And as the saying goes, you have to look after your own needs before you can effectively care for the needs of others. 

What happens during an annual physical?

The initial portion of your visit centers on gathering information about your vital signs and general health. Expect a quick assessment of things like:

  • Temperature
  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Breathing function
  • Skin condition
  • Reflexes
  • Vision and hearing
  • Height and weight

A discussion of your health history and any changes you’ve noticed since your last visit follows. There’s also time to ask questions or express concerns. 

A physical exam then focuses on any areas of concern. All of the information gathered during the visit is added to your personal medical record. 

How should I prepare for my annual physical?

If this is your first visit at Officium Health, take some time to write down information about your personal and family health history. Include a full list of all medications and supplements you’re taking and health conditions you’ve been treated for. 

You can also write down any questions you have about health and wellness topics. Bringing in a written list reduces the risk that anything is overlooked during your visit. 

If there are things about your quality of life you’d like to improve, be sure to mention those concerns during your appointment. Your practitioner can help you find ways to reduce stress, improve sleep quality, and enjoy your life to the fullest. 

Call Officium Health today to schedule an appointment for an annual physical. You can also book online using the easy scheduling page.