Lakeview Family Medicine
Primary Care Physicians located in Orem, UT & Saratoga Springs, UT
Participating in routine physicals is one of the easiest ways to preserve your health. Regular checkups can alert you to potentially serious problems, present an opportunity to ask questions, and allow you to build a relationship with your physician. At Lakeview Family Medicine, the team provides annual, executive-level, and school physicals to people of all ages. To schedule an appointment at the Orem, Utah, office or the Crossroads location in Saratoga Springs, Utah, book online or call today.
What are physicals?
Physicals are a type of preventive screening used to check in on your overall health and well-being. It’s recommended that everyone undergo a physical once each year. During your exam, the team:
- Checks for possible diseases
- Identifies issues that may become medical concerns
- Updates necessary immunizations
- Asks about your lifestyle, including diet, exercise, and sleep
- Answers any questions you have
It’s important to undergo physicals, even if you feel relatively healthy. Many chronic conditions, including high blood pressure, thyroid disease, and diabetes present few symptoms early on. Regular checkups can catch these and other issues when they respond best to treatment.
What are the types of physicals?
The team at Lakeview Family Medicine offers several types of physicals, including:
An annual physical is a routine checkup that typically takes less than an hour. During a physical, the team examines your body for any unusual marks or growths, palpates your organs, tests your reflexes, and observes your eyes, ears, nose, and throat.
Your physician then checks your height, weight, and pulse; uses a stethoscope to listen to your heartbeat and respiratory rate; and performs gender-specific tests like a pelvic or prostate exam.
Executive-level physicals include all of the components of an annual physical, followed by advanced lab testing, imaging, and specialty consultations. The team at Lakeview Family Medicine gathers all of this information to develop an accurate picture of your complete health status.
Contrary to popular belief, executive-level physicals aren’t just for corporate types. They can benefit anyone who wants to achieve optimal health and a better overall quality of life.
Many public and private schools require students to undergo a physical before the start of a new academic year.
A school physical is very similar to an annual physical. The only real difference is that treatment is tailored specifically to children and adolescents. In addition, the team can update immunizations and sign off on any necessary paperwork required by the school administration.
What should I bring to a physical?
To get the most out of your physical, it’s important to prepare in advance. The team at Lakeview Family Medicine recommends gathering the following paperwork before your appointment:
- List of medications, supplements, and vitamins you regularly take
- List of any unusual symptoms or pain you’re experiencing
- Medical and surgical history
- Results from any recent laboratory tests
- List of questions you have
On the day of your appointment, wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing, and leave any excess jewelry at home.
To learn more about the benefits of physicals, request a consultation at Lakeview Family Medicine. Book an appointment using the online scheduling tool or call the nearest office today.