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Annual Physicals Specialist

Primary Care Doctors of Grand Prairie -  - Family Medicine

Primary Care Doctors of Grand Prairie

Family Medicine & Internal Medicine located in Grand Prairie, TX

One of the most effective ways of avoiding ill health is to have a regular check-up with your family doctor. Pannaben Nangha, MD, at Primary Care Doctors of Grand Prairie in Grand Prairie, Texas, offers patients annual physicals and Medicare wellness visits, as well as other exams like immigration physicals. To arrange your annual physical, call Primary Care Doctors of Grand Prairie or schedule an appointment online today.

Annual Physicals Q&A

What are annual physicals?

Annual physicals are routine medical examinations that check for any signs of ill health. They typically involve having a consultation at Primary Care Doctors of Grand Prairie, where your provider asks you about your general health and any problems you're having and performs a physical exam.

They check your vital signs, including:

  • Temperature
  • Heart rate 
  • Breathing rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood oxygen levels
  • Heart and lung sounds

Your provider also examines areas like your joints, eyes, ears, abdomen, and any lumps or other abnormalities. They observe how well you move, your balance, and look for signs of mental health problems or conditions like dementia.

For annual physicals and some other exams, you might also have blood and urine tests to look for infections and check your blood glucose and cholesterol levels. Cancer screenings might also be part of your annual physical, for example, a Pap smear to check for cervical cancer in women or a prostate exam in men.

Are there different types of annual physicals?

In addition to standard annual physicals, there are more specialized exams like well-man and well-woman exams, school and sports physicals, and employment physicals. Primary Care Doctors of Grand Prairie also provide Medicare annual wellness visits and immigration physicals.

Medicare annual wellness visits

If you have Medicare, you could take advantage of a free annual wellness visit. These preventive consultations enable you to undergo a routine health check every year where your provider recommends ways you can improve your health and stay well.

Medicare annual wellness visits are an excellent way for older people to stay healthy and reduce their risk of age-related disease so they can enjoy a happy, active retirement.

Immigration physicals

Immigration physicals are a requirement for anyone wishing to move to the United States from another country. In addition to a physical exam, immigration physicals check your vaccination status and whether you have conditions like tuberculosis that could pose a public health risk. 

What are the benefits of annual physicals?

Annual physicals are important for keeping you healthy. Your annual physical help prevent serious health problems like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer from developing into potentially life-threatening conditions by detecting them at their earliest stage.

Your provider at Primary Care Doctors of Grand Prairie can also offer you advice and support with health improvements like weight loss, quitting smoking, addressing stress, and improving your diet.

To find out more about annual physicals, Medicare annual wellness visits, or immigration physicals, call Primary Care Doctors of Grand Prairie today. You can also book your annual physical online.