Annual Physical

Annual Physical services offered in Wood Ranch, Simi Valley, CA

An annual physical exam is an essential part of staying as healthy as possible. Farridah Shafiee, DO, of Patient Centered Internal Medicine, offers comprehensive physicals and lab testing to residents living in Simi Valley, California, and the surrounding region. When you’re ready to book your annual physical, take some time to visit the online scheduling page today or call the office.  

Annual Physical Q & A

What is an annual physical exam?

An annual physical exam is the foundation of great health and should not be overlooked. These yearly visits are an opportunity to get the screenings you need to check for signs of disease, as well as learn ways to optimize your health and wellness. 

While many aspects of an annual physical exam remain the same from one year to the next, your exams are also customized to suit your specific health needs. Don’t hesitate to bring up areas of concern or ask for guidance during your visit. 

Why see a doctor if I’m not sick?

Far too many people only come to see a health professional once an injury or illness occurs. This approach does not take advantage of the many benefits of preventive medicine. Working with a trusted physician for routine annual physical exams is a great way to take a proactive approach to your health. 

Screenings are perhaps the most important reason to see your physician once a year. As you move through the phases of life, your risk level for certain diseases will change. Lifestyle factors, genetics, sex, and many other things can also affect your risk. Screenings ensure any problems are caught in the early stages when treatment is often most effective. 

Health optimization is often undervalued when it comes to routine health care but can make an astounding difference in how you feel and function daily. During your annual physical exams, be sure to let your doctor know how well you’re sleeping, what kinds of stress levels you’re dealing with, and what health goals you’d like to achieve. 

This information allows your doctor to guide you toward meaningful lifestyle improvements that can help you make the most of every day. 

What happens during annual physical exams?

The initial part of the visit focuses on gathering information about your vital signs and health history. Expect to spend more time discussing your personal and family health during your initial visit.

Among the things Dr. Shafiee might assess during a physical exam are:

  • Height and weight
  • Temperature
  • Respiratory rate and oxygen level
  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Reflexes
  • Skin condition

You may even have an electrocardiogram (EKG) performed during your visit. 

You’ll also have plenty of time to talk with Dr. Shafiee about any concerns you have or changes you’ve noticed since your last visit. This is also a great chance to ask questions about diet and exercise plans, supplements, stress management, and more. 

If you’re overdue for an annual physical exam, call Patient Centered Internal Medicine today to schedule a visit. Online booking is also available and takes just a few moments to complete.