What Happens during Primary Care/Family Care Appointments?
When you arrive at a primary care appointment your provider checks your weight, pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and other vital signs. They talk about your medical history, and symptoms if you have any, before completing a comprehensive physical exam.
Your family medicine specialist may suggest you undergo a urine test, throat or nasal swab, blood test, Pap test in women, electrocardiogram (EKG), or echocardiogram. They might recommend allergy tests, asthma testing, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to detect or rule out specific health issues.