Physical Exam

When scheduled regularly, physical exams can help prevent future health issues. At Bethany Medical Clinic, patients throughout the New York, New York can receive annual physical exams to maintain their overall health and wellness.

Physical Exam Q & A

How Often Should a Person Get a Physical Exam?

A person should get a physical once each year.

Why Should a Person Get a Physical if He or She Isn’t Sick?

The exam helps the doctor determine if there are any signs of certain conditions. The doctors at Bethany Medical Center will help the person live a healthier life by recommending lifestyle changes and by diagnosing and preventing health problems. It’s also a time for the doctor to schedule any follow-ups for further testing.

What Does the Physician Check?

Although some doctors make visits brief, the physicians at Bethany Medical Center make sure to do a thorough examination of each patient to detect as many issues as early as possible and any possible conditions before they develop. The doctor will check a person’s vitals: blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, and temperature. The physician will conduct an examination of the person’s body. The doctor will evaluate how well the patient moves as well as the condition of the person’s skin. In the elderly, the physician will check the patient’s memory. Using a stethoscope, the doctor will listen to the patient’s heart to listen for a murmur, heart disease or an irregular heartbeat. The doctor will also use the stethoscope to listen to the person’s lungs. Wheezing, cracking or shallow breathing could indicate a lung or heart problem. The doctor may examine the patient’s head, neck, extremities, and abdomen.

Does Gender Change an Appointment?

Men will have their testicles checked for tenderness or lumps. The doctor checks a man for a hernia. His prostate and penis may be evaluated. Women may receive a breast and pelvic exam.

Does the Doctor Monitor Chronic Conditions at a Physical?

The doctor does monitor chronic conditions like asthma, hypertension, and diabetes at a physical exam.

Does the Doctor Perform Physicals for Work, School, and Other Purposes?

The doctor will conduct physicals for other reasons besides just a yearly exam such as for a driver’s license permit, work, school or sports.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Bethany Medical Clinic, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.

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Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
EmblemHealth
Health Republic
MagnaCare
Medicaid
Medicare
Oscar Health Insurance Co.
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
United Healthcare
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