Plainsboro Princeton Medical Associates PC
Internist & Aesthetic Specialist located in Plainsboro Township, NJ
Physical exams are a vital part of monitoring your overall health and checking your risk of developing serious health conditions. At Plainsboro Princeton Medical Associates PC, internal medicine specialists Dr. Aruna Chakrala and Dr. Sangeeta Buddala provide comprehensive physical exams from the practice’s offices in Plainsboro Township and Monroe Township, New Jersey. Regular physical exams help them detect conditions early — when they’re the most treatable. To schedule your next physical exam, call or use the online booking tool today.
Physical Exams Q & A
What is a physical exam?
A physical exam is a routine check of your overall health. Dr. Chakrala and Dr. Buddula provide physical exams from both office locations. When you come in for a physical exam, that’s a good time to ask questions and bring up any changes or problems with your health you’ve noticed since your last exam.
What do physical exams consist of?
During physical exams, Dr. Chakrala and Dr. Buddula ask you questions about your lifestyle and medical history. The specifics depend on factors like age, gender, and risk for certain health conditions. Most physical exams include standard checks of your heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar as well as a routine eye exam.
Dr. Chakrala or Dr. Buddula may request additional testing, such as EKGs, blood work, or lab work. An EKG, or an electrocardiogram, is a screening for heart disease that records the electrical activity of your heart.
Why are physical exams important?
Regular physical exams are critical because they help Dr. Chakrala and Dr. Buddula monitor your overall health and detect health conditions early — when they’re easiest to treat. Bypassing regular physical exams allows conditions to go undiagnosed and progress, which often harms your overall health.
A key part of physical exams is ensuring you’re maintaining a good diet and exercising regularly. Coming in for physical exams and discussing your nutrition and exercise habits helps you reap the health benefits of proper weight management. Physical exams hold you accountable by allowing you and your provider to track how your lifestyle habits affect your health.
How often should I get a physical exam?
Everyone requires regular physical exams, just as a precaution. How often you require them depends on factors like age, lifestyle habits, and your medical history.
If you’re under 30, maintain a healthy weight, and don’t smoke tobacco, getting a physical exam every two to three years should suffice. Generally, once you’re over the age of 30, you should get a physical exam at least every other year.
At Plainsboro Princeton Medical Associates PC, Dr. Chakrala and Dr. Buddula evaluate your overall health, review your medical history and consider relevant factors to determine how often you should come in for a physical exam.
When it’s time for you to get a physical exam, call or use the online booking tool and set up an appointment today.
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