Physicals are a critical part of preventive health care. If you or a family member are due for a physical, contact Raj Kandavanam, MD, at Lake Family Medicine & Imaging in Sanford, Florida. Dr. Kandavanam and his team provide annual physicals and wellness checks, as well as school, sports, and flight physicals. Call the office to schedule your physical today.
There are many reasons why you might need to schedule a physical. You might be due for your annual wellness check and preventive health screenings. It’s essential to check in on your wellness, even if you feel healthy.
Many health issues don’t cause noticeable symptoms in their early stages. Dr. Kandavanam can identify changes in your health during your physical and take prompt action to protect it.
You or a family member might also need a physical before starting school or joining a sports team. These physicals ensure that you’re fit and healthy enough to participate safely. Dr. Kandavanam also offers flight physicals for current and aspiring pilots.
In most cases, you don’t need to do much to prepare for a physical. Make sure to bring your ID, insurance information, and any paperwork you need Dr. Kandavanam to complete for your school, team, or employer.
You should make a list of all the medicines, vitamins, and supplements you take every day. You could also make a list of any health concerns or questions you want to talk about.
If you need lab tests or other diagnostic testing, Dr. Kandavanam’s team will let you know if you need to fast or do anything else specific to prepare for your appointment.
After you check in for your appointment, a clinical team member escorts you to a treatment room. They check your height, weight, blood pressure, and blood oxygenation levels before you meet with Dr. Kandavanam.
Dr. Kandavanam begins by reviewing your medical history and asking questions about your current health and lifestyle. Make sure to share the details of any medicines, vitamins, or supplements you take regularly.
Then, he begins your physical exam by listening to your heart and lungs. Dr. Kandavanam checks your abdomen, eyes, nose, ears, and throat. He also examines your joints, posture, balance, strength, and reflexes. If your physical is for a specific purpose, he completes any additional checks.
Depending on your needs, Dr. Kandavanam can complete most preventive health screenings, including Pap smears and blood tests. He also provides EKG and diagnostic imaging services.
At the end of your appointment, you discuss your health and any lifestyle changes or treatments you need to improve it. For example, he might prescribe medicine or recommend dietary changes to enhance your health.
Lake Family Medicine & Imaging is a one-stop-shop for your health care needs. During a single visit, you have access to onsite labs, imaging services, and a pharmacy. If you need a physical exam, call the practice to make an appointment today.