The best way to stay healthy is to catch conditions before they have a chance to develop. Aruna Medimpudi, MD, provides annual physicals for her patients at VCM Family Medicine in Aldie, Virginia, to keep her patients healthy and prevent any problems before they have a chance to develop. Start your healthy habits today by booking an appointment for an annual physical with VCM Family Medicine. You can schedule your appointment by calling the office or using the convenient online booking tool.
An annual physical is a routine examination that Dr. Medimpudi performs once a year to ensure that you’re in good health. While there are certain tests and diagnostics that are consistent across all annual physicals, Dr. Medimpudi will likely tailor your exam to your personal health history and focus on potential problems that you’re more likely to develop due to your age, genetics, past conditions, or lifestyle.
An annual physical also gives you the opportunity to discuss with Dr. Medimpudi any chronic or lingering health concerns that you might have. Keeping this yearly appointment with her ensures that your health is always being tended to, and that potential problems can be attacked from an approach that’s preventive rather than reactive.
There are five major components to an annual physical:
Your annual physical begins with a discussion of your health history and any new updates or changes to your lifestyle. Dr. Medimpudi asks about your personal and family medical history, vaccination status, medications, allergies, supplements, and any recent surgeries. She also asks about any notable lifestyle behaviors like smoking, excessive alcohol use, diet, sexual health, and exercise.
Next, Dr. Medimpudi checks your vital signs, including your:
Next, Dr. Medimpudi examines and analyzes your body’s visual appearance to check for signs of potential medical conditions. She’ll do a thorough visual assessment of your:
After her visual exam, Dr. Medimpudi will physically check your body for any signs of developing conditions. This might involve any of the following:
Dr. Medimpudi completes your annual physical by drawing your blood and ordering laboratory testing. The tests that she runs will largely depend on her assessment of your health and your medical history, but generally speaking, she’ll check your:
Yes, there are some different tests that Dr. Medimpudi performs depending on your sex:
For males, Dr. Medimpudi might perform:
For females, Dr. Medimpudi might perform:
Don’t wait until there’s a problem to visit a doctor. Start getting on top of your health today by booking an annual physical with Dr. Medimpudi at VCM Family Medicine. You can call the office or schedule your visit online.