For patients throughout the Wilmington and Los Angeles area, Wilmington Community Clinic offers annual physical checkups and exams. At the practice, these annual exams can provide insight and help you maintain your great health.
An annual physical or check-up is used to determine how a patient’s health has progressed over the last year and to monitor health issues to in order to keep them in check. Often the exams tell a person that he or she is in great health or allows the doctor to diagnose and treat a condition before it becomes a problem. A physical exam is an important part of a visit to the doctor and provides a safe for patients to voice any concerns they may have.
During an annual exam a doctor will usually check a patient’s:
Occasionally, lab tests may be performed during the annual exam. Usually, this is done when there is a concern for an illness or if the patient has reached a particular age and needs to have a screening of some sort. Screenings include lipid panel tests to check cholesterol, blood tests, and tests for diabetes. A blood panel or chemistry panel can also be run to obtain a base record of a patient’s normal metabolic indicators.
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