A physical exam is an annual checkup that helps your doctor evaluate the status of your overall health. Robert Winn, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician who performs comprehensive annual physicals at Real Wellness, LLC, in Collingswood, New Jersey. These preventive visits give you an opportunity to ask questions and voice any concerns you have regarding your health while Dr. Winn performs the exam. To schedule your annual physical, call or book online today.
An annual physical is an exam that Dr. Winn performs to assess your health. He recommends coming to Real Wellness, LLC, for a physical at least once a year to detect early signs of disease or identify risk factors that might raise your chances of developing a chronic condition like hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.
In addition to evaluating your health, an annual physical gives you the chance to talk to Dr. Winn about any changes to your health, including new medications you’re taking, abnormal skin lesions, and a cough that won’t go away. These yearly visits are important to:
Annual physicals also help you build a healthy doctor-patient relationship with Dr. Winn.
A physical exam is noninvasive and requires very little preparation. To ensure you make the most out of your visit, it’s best to prepare a list of questions for Dr. Winn beforehand if you have any. You should also write down the names of any medications you currently take so Dr. Winn can add them to your medical history for future reference.
When you arrive at Real Wellness, LLC, Dr. Winn’s staff records your height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) before taking your temperature, pulse, and blood pressure. Once you’re inside the exam room, they ask a series of questions about your lifestyle habits, including whether you drink or smoke and, if so, how often.
Dr. Winn starts the exam by inspecting your body for any abnormal growths or lesions. He then uses a stethoscope to listen to your heart and lungs. He also examines your ears, nose, and throat to look for any abnormalities. Next, you lie down while Dr. Winn feels your abdomen to check the size, consistency, and location of your organs.
Depending on your age, Dr. Winn may perform or recommend additional testing, such as blood tests, a pulmonary function test, a breast exam, or a chest X-ray.
To schedule a physical exam with Dr. Winn, call Real Wellness, LLC, or book online today.