Yearly Physical Exam in Downingtown, PA
Think that you may need a physical exam? If you do, then here at AFC Urgent Care Downingtown we can help.
We can administer these exams 7 days a week with no appointment needed. This is ideal for men and women who are in the Downingtown area. Not only do we usually have a minimal waiting time, we also offer onsite lab testing and quick results during your appointment. Be armed with the latest data to stay healthy. We also accept most major health insurance plans and are happy to work with you to provide a discounted self-pay option for those that do not have any insurance.
Why come in for a yearly physical exam?
A yearly screening test is a fantastic way to find a disease early. Catching them early will make treatment immensely easier. You should discuss the right tests for you with a doctor or physician. There are a number of different types of screening that you can have. These include:
Body Mass Index
Also, known as BMI, your Body Mass Index will measure the percentage of body fat that you have based on your height and weight. It is used to check obesity.
Heart disease is more common when you have high blood cholesterol, which is why you should ensure that your cholesterol levels are checked if you are over 35.
If you have high blood pressure, then you may be more at risk for kidney disease and having a stroke. This is why blood pressure is an important part of any yearly physical exam.
Once you reach 50 it is important that you are checked for signs of a variety of different cancers. This includes colorectal cancer, prostate, lung, oral and skin.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
There are a number of common STD tests that are offered within a yearly physical exam. This includes Gonorrhoea, Syphilis and Chlamydia.
It is recommended that you have HIV testing if you fit within the following categories:
- Have sex with men
- Have unprotected sex with multiple partners
- Have ever injected drugs
- Have ever paid for sex
- Have had partners in the past who are infected with HIV
- Are being treated for other STD’s
- Had a blood transfusion between 1978 and 1985
If you feel down or have little interest in your daily life you may be depressed. Depression is a treatable illness.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
If you have smoked more than 100 cigarettes in your lifetime and you are between 65 and 75 years old, then it is important that you are checked out for abdominal aortic aneurysm. These are large or swollen blood vessels that can burst within your stomach without any warning.
If your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 then it may be recommended that you are tested for diabetes. Diabetes can cause problems with a variety of parts of your body. This includes your heart, eyes, feet, kidneys and nerves.
So, think that you could benefit from a yearly physical exam in Downingtown? If you do, then come to us here at AFC Urgent Care. Our staff are all highly experienced board certified physicians. We are dedicated to providing personal, professional and respectful treatment, no matter your symptoms.
Formerly AFC Doctors Express