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Physicals Specialist

CPI Physicians -  - Family Medicine and Pulmonary Disease Practice

CPI Physicians

Family Medicine and Pulmonary Disease Practice located in Albany, NY

Maintain pristine health with annual physicals that ensure that your body is working at its best and that you don’t have any underlying health concerns. At CPI Physicians in Albany, New York, Abul Azad, MD, and Najiib Azad, DO, provide comprehensive physical exams for your general health and to meet school or work requirements. Physicals include necessary routine health screenings and diagnostic testing that give you a solid understanding of your health. Call the office to schedule your physical today or book an appointment online.

Physicals Q&A

Are regular physicals really necessary?

Even if you’re feeling fine, a physical is important to preserve your good health. Physicals serve a preventive function because your doctor can track changes to your health and determine if you’re at risk for diseases or disorders that could cause long-term health complications.

At annual physicals, the team also ensures you’re updated on all necessary vaccines and preventive health screenings, such as colonoscopies. 

If you have a chronic condition, your doctor can review any changes in your symptoms and whether there’s a need to change your treatment plan or prescription medications.

What happens during a physical?

A physical starts with a thorough review of your current health, any health changes since your last visit, and any symptoms you may be experiencing. Your doctor considers your personal and family health history to determine what health screenings you may need.

During a physical, the staff at CPI Physicians:

  • Takes your temperature
  • Checks your blood pressure
  • Records your weight and height
  • Listens to your heart and lungs
  • Evaluates the health of your skin
  • Tests your muscle strength and flexibility
  • Checks your reflexes
  • Examines your eyes, ears, nose, and throat

Your doctor performs a physical exam during which they palpate your thyroid gland, abdomen, and pelvis externally to evaluate your internal organs for abnormalities.

Some chronic conditions have no outward symptoms but may show up during a physical. These include hypertension and Type 2 diabetes.

What blood work is part of a physical?

Usually, CPI Physicians recommends routine screenings such as tests for blood sugar levels, a metabolic panel, and a cholesterol screening. Blood tests reveal any potential health concerns and evaluate the effectiveness of current treatments.

A blood test is especially important if you’re on a medication that increases your risk of organ damage or other health complications.

What should I do to prepare for a physical?

Before your physical, make a list of any prescription and over-the-counter medications you regularly take so you can share them with your provider. It’s helpful for you to write down general health questions, too, so you don’t forget them in the middle of the exam.

Physicals are an important part of your overall preventive health strategy. Call CPI Physicians today or book online to schedule your physical.