Annual Exams Specialist

M Family Care

Family Practice located in Henderson, NV

Maintaining good health means taking the right preventive measures and working closely with your health care providers. The team at M Family Care in Henderson, Nevada, is here to help with annual exams, sick visits, and all your other health care needs. Call the M Family Care office to make your appointment with a dedicated and caring professional today.

Annual Exams Q & A

Why do I need annual exams?

Annual exams can be a smart choice for nearly everyone. These exams are important for a couple of reasons.

First, annual exams can help you nip developing health issues in the bud. When you have an annual exam, your M Family Care provider can potentially find health problems of which you’re completely unaware.

For example, did you know that diabetes usually has no obvious symptoms in its early stages? If you have an annual exam, your care provider can identify the early signs of diabetes or other silent health problems like hypertension so you can take action right away.

Another important reason to have annual exams is that they can help you prevent health problems. Preventive health care means taking the right steps to stop common health problems from ever emerging. During your annual exam, your M Family Care provider discusses your health risks with you and helps you take the necessary preventive care steps.

What does my annual physical exam include?

Your annual physical exam is a comprehensive health evaluation. In general, an annual physical exam usually includes the following things.

  • Height and weight check
  • Basic vision screening
  • Basic hearing test
  • Reflex test
  • Heart health check, which may include an EKG
  • Blood pressure check
  • Flexibility test
  • Laboratory testing (blood tests)
  • Ear, nose, and throat exam
  • Abdominal exam
  • Skin exam

You may need additional tests or services based on your current and past health issues, so the M Family Care providers can customize your annual exam for your unique needs.

How do I prepare for annual exams?

Before your annual exam, make sure that your M Family Care provider has all the information regarding your health history. If you’ve visited other doctors or health care facilities over the last year (or since your last annual exam at M Family Care), ask those providers to send records to the office ahead of your annual exam.

Bring your current medications, or a detailed medication list, to your appointment. Include everything you currently take or have taken recently, even over-the-counter medicine like ibuprofen or cough syrup. Herbal supplements count, too!

Dress comfortably since you’ll be moving, and possibly exercising, during your annual exam. If you need to fast before laboratory testing, your M Family Care provider will let you know when you schedule the appointment.

Call M Family Care to book your annual exam today.