Annual Physical

Innovative Health Clinic -  - Primary Care Physician

Innovative Health Clinic

Primary Care Physicians & Chronic Pain Medicine located in Surprise, AZ

Annual physicals help you build a strong relationship with your health care provider so you can maintain long-term good health. Jane Abucha, DNP, and the team at Innovative Health Clinic in Surprise, Arizona, provide physicals for your entire family. The practice even welcomes walk-in visits if you need a physical right away for sports or work clearance. Call today to schedule your annual physical or book using the online scheduling tool.

Annual Physical Q & A

Why do I need annual physicals?

An annual physical is a valuable part of your routine health care. Annual physicals are typically recommended for children and adults who are generally healthy. 

Infants and toddlers need more frequent physicals, and Innovative Health Clinic can refer you to an appropriate pediatrician for children younger than 4.

You may need a physical exam outside of your routine visit, possibly for: 

  • Foreign travel
  • Sporting activities
  • Work or school

If you have warning signs of an acute condition, such as a urinary tract infection or STD, don’t wait for your annual physical to visit Innovative Health Clinic. Call for an immediate appointment or visit the walk-in clinic.

What is included at annual physicals?

Annual physicals are personalized to you, depending on your health history, lifestyle, and age. 

You’ll undergo a comprehensive physical exam that checks your ear, nose, and throat, your thyroid, your heart and lungs, and your abdomen. Innovative Health Clinic also evaluates your muscle strength and reflexes.

An annual physical is a good time to discuss any health concerns and get answers to your health-related questions. After talking with you, the team may recommend certain tests or screenings, including:

  • Lab testing, like a blood draw or urinalysis
  • Body mass index (BMI) calculation
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • EKG
  • Blood pressure reading 

If you’re due for a health screening, such as a Pap smear, mammogram, or colonoscopy, the team will help you schedule the test with Innovative Health Clinic or an appropriate specialist.

In addition to needed treatments, the team can help you make lifestyle adjustments to maximize your health.

Do I need a physical every year?

For most people, a yearly exam is ideal. For people with a chronic disease, more frequent visits may be recommended to prevent complications. People with diabetes, for example, benefit from exams every 3-6 months. 

If you’re diagnosed with hypertension, more frequent visits allow the team to catch any alarming changes in blood pressure levels. 

Children may require more frequent exams, too, especially if they’re in school or participate in sports. A regular annual exam evaluates growth and makes sure their vaccinations are up to date. 

A sports-specific exam looks specifically at your child’s readiness for play and ensures that they’re free of issues like asthma that might need extra care during practice and games. 

When you or anyone in your family needs a physical, contact Innovative Health Clinic. You can conveniently schedule annual physicals online or over the phone. 

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