Family Medicine Physician & Aesthetics Specialist located in Patterson, CA
Even if you feel good and healthy, you benefit from an annual physical to detect underlying health problems and preserve your well-being. At Wahid Medical in Patterson, California, Ali Abdul Wahid, MD, and a team of experienced practitioners offer these annual checkups for men, women, and children. They can help if you need a sports physical or a special checkup for travel or work. Schedule yours by calling the office or using the online tool.
Why is an annual physical important?
A physical is a preventive health measure. You may feel pristine when it comes to your health, but many underlying conditions – even high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes – have no outward symptoms. They do internal damage, however. Without an annual physical, you may never know you have these conditions and suffer health consequences that are much harder to treat later on.
A physical also helps you create a relationship with your practitioner so they can establish a baseline of good health. This way, the team at Wahid Medical can help in an emergency or notice subtle changes that may indicate a swing in your health status before complications arise.
What are the types of physical exams available?
As a family medical practice, Wahid Medical offers general check-ups for men, women, and children. The team can help with:
- Men’s health
- Women’s health
- Sports physicals
- School physicals
- Adoption physicals
The Wahid Medical team tailors your exam according to your current health, age, and health needs.
What happens during physicals?
Although physical exams are unique to you, most include certain standard services. The Wahid Medical team always checks your vital signs, including your heart rate, blood pressure, and temperature.
Depending on your age, gender, and other factors, they also provide:
- Cancer screenings
- Flu shots and immunizations
- Lifestyle counseling
- Nutritional supplements for chronic illnesses and overall wellness
- Weight-management and weight-loss programs
- Chronic disease management
- Routine screenings for cholesterol, blood sugar, and metabolics
With regular physicals, Wahid Medical aims to improve your long-term health and wellness at every stage of life — from infancy through your senior years.
How often do I need a physical exam?
You benefit from scheduling a physical exam at least once a year. However, children may need to be seen more frequently for well-child visits. A sports physical may be scheduled at the beginning of your playing season, and for a school physical, before classes begin.
If you have a chronic health condition, such as diabetes, Wahid Medical schedules more frequent physicals.
Physicals keep you healthy and help you avoid medical complications. Call to schedule yours with Wahid Medical, or book an appointment online today.