Your annual physical is a valuable tool that helps your physician track your health and detect warning signs of chronic health issues before they can pose serious problems. Imtiaz Ahmed, MD, and the team at EZ Healthcare in Sugar Land, Texas, offer comprehensive annual physicals that can help you manage and improve your health. To schedule an annual physical appointment, call the office or book a consultation online today.
The annual physical is an essential exam Dr. Ahmed uses to assess your overall health. It also serves as a tool to help direct your health care plan. Dr. Ahmed is an internal medicine physician who spent years training so he could prevent, diagnose, and treat a wide range of health issues that affect adults.
Prevention is the primary goal of an internal medicine physician, which emphasizes keeping you from developing a chronic disease or preventing your chronic disease from worsening. Your annual physical helps Dr. Ahmed determine what steps will keep you as healthy as possible.
You can expect a comprehensive examination when you come in for an annual physical with Dr. Ahmed. In addition to being an expert in matters pertaining to your general adult health, Dr. Ahmed is also a pulmonary and sleep specialist and may spend additional time assessing your pulmonary health and risk factors.
During your annual physical, Dr. Ahmed:
He may also request blood work and a urinalysis to evaluate your organ systems more thoroughly. Additionally, Dr. Ahmed may request health screenings based on your age and gender, such as a bone density test, colorectal screening, or a mammogram.
After your examination, Dr. Ahmed spends time talking to you about your health and the things you can do to improve or maintain it. He may recommend making healthier dietary choices, finding time to exercise, and looking for healthy outlets for your stress. He may also recommend vaccinations to protect you from common infectious diseases, such as the flu.
Yes, if you have a medical condition that requires regular ongoing medical care, you still need an annual physical.
Dr. Ahmed provides expert care for any medical condition that affects adults, including diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. If you have a chronic health condition, Dr. Ahmed may request that you make regular visits to the office so he can monitor your health and your response to treatment.
However, these regular visits don’t replace your annual exam. While Dr. Ahmed provides a thorough exam every time you come to the office, the annual exam is comprehensive and focuses on your whole health, not your disease.
To schedule your annual physical, call EZ Healthcare to speak with a team member, or request one online today.