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Physical Exams Specialist

Primary Care Practice located in Denver, CO
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Physical Exams services offered in Denver, CO


Physical exams can help you prevent health problems and reach your best health yet. At Family CareX, primary care physician Joseph Matarazzo, DO, provides compassionate, professional, and efficient care for all ages in the Denver, Colorado, office. Call the office or click on the online appointment maker to set up your physical exam today.

Physical Exams Q&A

What are physical exams?

 

Physical exams are a facet of medical care that keeps you healthy. Sometimes called wellness exams, physical exams are important for all ages, starting in infancy and continuing the rest of your life. 

 

At Family CareX, physical exams are available for every stage of life, including:

 

  • Infant care
  • Well-child exams
  • Women’s health exams
  • Men’s health exams

 

Physical exams are also available for specific health needs, such as sports physicals and school physicals for kids. If you need a specific kind of physical exam for school, work, or other purposes, Family CareX can personalize the exam.

What happens in physical exams?

 

The specific parts of your physical exam depend on a few individual factors, particularly the goal of the exam. In general, physical exams usually include:

 

  • Medical history
  • Checking blood pressure and other vital signs
  • Physical exam to assess your overall health
  • Screening tests for cancer and other conditions (based on age and risk factors)
  • In-house lab testing to check for diabetes, high cholesterol, and other health problems
  • Yearly immunizations, like the flu shot
  • As-needed vaccinations based on age, risk factors, and previous vaccinations
  • Medication refills

 

If you have a chronic condition like diabetes, asthma, or chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), your physical exam includes a review of your health regarding that specific condition along with an evaluation of your current treatment plan.

 

You might need to add or change medications or make some other treatment changes during the exam. 

 

If you have two or more chronic conditions and are enrolled in Medicare, your physical exam also includes a review of your chronic care management program. This program gives you specific medical care, such as nutrition services and medication management, on a more frequent basis to help you stay well.

 

How often should I have physical exams?

 

The frequency of physical exams depends on factors like your overall health, age, and disease risk factors. Most patients have physical exams once a year, and if you’re in good overall health, that timeline may be ideal. Family CareX can recommend an exam schedule for your circumstances and health needs.

 

Schedule physical exams when you’re feeling well, and Family CareX can help you stay that way. To book your physical exam, call the Denver office or click on the online appointment maker now.

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