What Are Annual Physicals?
In creating a medical home for your entire family, our primary medical care team at Health Services of North Texas (HSNT) can provide you with annual physicals for comprehensive care. We have six locations in the Denton, Wylie, and Plano, TX area staffed with physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and more to provide preventive care with in-house lab testing. We are accepting new patients of all ages. HSNT offers pediatric care in Denton and Wylie, serving the surrounding communities.
Annual women's health exams are important to maintaining optimal health. It is our job to provide services that can check you out head to toe, and we do that with a caring team of experienced medical providers.
If you are an established patient of our primary care services at HSNT, you have an advantage. Your medical records are already here. Once we have your new test results and other vital signs, we can compare your health year to year. It's important to have a healthcare team that is familar with your individual healthcare needs.
Getting a physical each year is an important part of tracking your health — and getting the help you need to stay well. During an annual physical, you can expect a thourough exam that allows time for Q&A with your provider.
We may also ask that you fast at least 12 hours before your appointment to have blood work. If you would like to have a physical, submit an online request form.
Annual Physicals Reviews
"Dr. Seigel was both thorough and professional. My husband and I had appointments with him this past week for a "meet and greet". It was evident that he had gone over our records very thoroughly. As senior citizens, Dr. Siegel seemed attuned to our needs. At no time during our joint appointment did I feel at all rushed. I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends and family."- B.W. / Healthgrades / Aug 07, 2016
What Can I expect During a Physical?
During your annual physical at HSNT, you can expect that we will check your vital signs, measure your height and weight, perform a physical exam, and discuss your overall wellness to determine if you need additional tests beyond routine blood work and urine analysis. Just like most medical visits, we will take your blood pressure, temperature, and pulse. Some tests that we perform are based on age, if you are male or female, and if you are higher at risk for specific health concerns (diabetes, high cholesterol, thyroid conditions, and more). If this blood analysis comes back abnormal, our providers will work with you in determining the best course of treatment for your health.
During your annual physical at HSNT, you can expect to have a private physical examination in one of our treatment rooms and opportunity for Q&A with your provider. We may ask if you would like to update your immunizations or need a specific test.
Will I need Additional Tests?
There may be additional tests ordered for your care while you are at your annual exam (based on your symptoms, family histroy and physical exam). Also, you may need a referral to see a specialist for specific types of screenings, such as a mammogram, or imaging services that HSNT will refer you out for.
Annual Physicals FAQs
Do I need a physical every year?
A physical can be extremely important for your overall health at any age. Additionally, if you know that you have an underlying condition, an annual physical can be essential for detecting any changes. Contact us in North Texas today to schedule your yearly physical!
What happens if a health issue is detected during my physical exam?
If a health concern is detected during your annual physical, our team at Health Services of North Texas will curate a proper treatment plan for you. If necessary, we may also provide a referral to a specialist. Additionally, tests can be run to determine the root cause of any abnormalities.
Who is a candidate for an annual physical?
Patients of all ages are eligible for an annual physical. For younger patients, an annual physical can detect any issues that can develop as they get older. For older patients, an annual physical can identify a concern that may require immediate treatment.
For Your Go-To Medical Care – Think HSNT
Having your annual physical with HSNT will allow your team of providers to keep an updated medical chart for you to make the best decisions for your health when you need to be seen for an urgent or sick visit need. We offer many in-house testing and laboratory services on site, to save you time. Your medical team is able to discusss medicaion decisions and treatment options that vary from types of medications, lifestyle changes, or referring to a specialist depending on what is best for your medical needs.
Request an appointment at one of our offices in Denton, Wylie, or Plano, TX. We look forward to serving you and your family!
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