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Physical Exam in West Bridgewater, MA

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What is a Physical Exam?

Our medical professionals at Bridgewater Primary Care & Cardiology recommend that all patients have at least one physical examination per year or more often as needed for certain medical conditions. Our primary care practitioner, Dr. John K. Terzian, is a board-certified internal medicine physician in West Bridgewater, MA who performs annual physical exams for teens and adults who need special clearances for school, sports, and work, or require a special certification. Schedule your physical exam at our office today.

What to Expect from a physical exam

Physical exams measure and record weight and blood pressure. Dr. Terzian will also listen to your heart and lungs and examine your ears, nose, and throat. In some cases, he will also test your hearing and check your vision. Other standard checks conducted during a physical exam include:

  • Checking for any signs of abdominal tenderness
  • Looking at posture, joint flexibility, spinal alignment, and mobility
  • Testing neurological functions, such as reflexes, coordination, and strength
  • Evaluating and discussing your medical history and chronic conditions
  • Reviewing your intake of medications

In some cases, your physical exam may also include the following:

  • Lab work for urinalysis, hemoglobin count, and cholesterol
  • Diagnostic tests, such as x-rays or electrocardiograms (EKG)
  • Screenings for cancer, such as a colonoscopy or a mammogram
  • A referral to a specialist for certain conditions or symptoms

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I've been to this clinic three times and always had a very good experience. The staff from the front desk, to admissions and medical staff very courteous and helpful. A pleasant visit each time. I would recommend them to anyone needing their expertise!

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We love Bridgewater Primary Care & Cardiology, Dr. John always takes the time to explain what is going on. He is always optimistic and encouraging, while also completely honest.

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Maintain Long-Term Health

Our medical care team is committed to providing patient-focused care for West Bridgewater, MA area teens and adults. Keeping up with routine physicals and other preventive care is essential for maintaining good, long-term health. If you are experiencing health issues or it's been a while since you've had a wellness exam, or you need a physical exam for a special clearance, we invite you to call Bridgewater Primary Care & Cardiology to book an appointment.

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How often should I schedule a physical exam at Bridgewater Primary Care & Cardiology?

The frequency of your physical exams depends on your age, health status, and any underlying conditions you may have. Generally, annual physical exams are recommended for adults to monitor health and detect any early signs of illness. However, if you have a chronic condition or a family history of certain diseases, you might need more frequent check-ups. Board-certified internal medicine physician Dr. John K. Terzian and his team at Bridgewater Primary Care & Cardiology will tailor a schedule based on your unique health needs, taking into account factors like lifestyle, medications, and risk factors. It's crucial to maintain regular check-ups to stay on top of your health and address potential issues early.

How should I prepare for my physical exam?

Preparation for a physical exam at Bridgewater Primary Care & Cardiology involves a few simple steps to ensure you get the most out of your visit. Firstly, make a list of any symptoms or health concerns you'd like to discuss. Secondly, bring a list of current medications, including dosages, and any recent health records. It's also helpful to come with an understanding of your family health history, as this can impact your risk factors. Fasting might be required if blood tests are anticipated, so check with our office beforehand. Lastly, wear comfortable clothing to allow easy access for the exam, especially if specific areas need to be checked.

How long does a typical physical exam last?

The duration of a typical physical exam at Bridgewater Primary Care & Cardiology can vary depending on the complexity of your health needs. Generally, these exams can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Factors like the extent of your medical history, the number of issues being addressed, and any additional tests or procedures can affect the appointment length. It's advisable to plan for ample time to allow for a thorough assessment and discussion with your healthcare provider. Our practice values patient-centered care, so your provider will ensure you have enough time to address all your health concerns.

What should I do if I have concerns about privacy during my physical exam?

Bridgewater Primary Care & Cardiology takes patient privacy very seriously. If you have any concerns about privacy during your physical exam, don't hesitate to communicate them to our team. We adhere to strict confidentiality policies, ensuring that your personal health information is protected. You have the right to request accommodations that make you feel more comfortable during your exam. Open communication about your privacy concerns allows the clinic to provide a supportive environment where you feel at ease discussing your health.

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