Annual Physicals

When you feel healthy, scheduling your annual physical is probably near the bottom of your to-do list. However, taking the time to check in on your health once a year is a critical part of preventive health care. Virginia Family Medicine provides annual physicals for you and your family at three convenient locations in Vienna and Fairfax, Virginia. Don’t put off your annual physical, call Virginia Family Medicine, or make an appointment online today.

Annual Physicals Q & A

Why Do I Need an Annual Physical?

Most health problems don’t cause symptoms in their early stages, which is also when treatment is usually easier and less invasive. Your annual physical is an opportunity to check in on your health with a trusted health care provider and get the screenings you need to identify illness early and start treatment. 

Virginia Family Medicine keeps detailed medical records and can see changes in your health that might be occurring so slowly that you haven’t noticed.

Virginia Family Medicine also offers children’s annual exams to make sure your child is healthy and developing correctly. They provide pediatric vaccinations but also welcome families who want to delay or skip vaccines.

What Happens During an Annual Physical?

After you check in with the friendly front-desk staff at Virginia Family Medicine, a member of the clinical team calls you to the back, where they check your blood pressure and weight and perform a few other basic tests. 

Then you meet with your doctor or healthcare provider. You chat about your health, lifestyle, and any changes that you’ve noticed or are concerned about.

Virginia Family Medicine offers lab services in our office including blood and urine samples for screening purposes.

What Health Screenings Should I Have?

Virginia Family Medicine recommends health screenings depending on your age and risk profile. Some of the standard health screenings include:

  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Glucose levels
  • Pap smears
  • Mammograms
  • Prostate cancer 
  • Colorectal cancer screenings
  • Skin cancer screenings

If you or a member of your family is due for an annual exam, call Virginia Family Medicine or make an appointment online today.