Regular physical exams help ensure you maintain your health and wellness as you age. At Gulfshore Personalized Care in Sarasota, Florida, Thomas Arne Jr., DO, FACC, provides head-to-toe care through 90-minute health screenings. Dr. Arne takes his time with each patient and creates a comprehensive wellness plan that provides health care guidance for the year ahead. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about physical exams.
A physical exam is a comprehensive health screening that assesses your physical and mental wellness and allows Dr. Arne to make changes to your health plan. As a concierge medicine specialist, Dr. Arne offers membership-based care that enables him to spend one-on-one time with his patients.
Your thorough physical exam includes a 90-minute visit with a complete consultation and head-to-toe assessment. Dr. Arne uses the information he collects during these annual visits to create your wellness plan for the year ahead. Each year, he refers back to your results to identify changes to your health and adjust your personalized care plan.
When you arrive for a physical exam, Dr. Arne and his staff check your height and weight before recording your vitals (blood pressure, temperature, and respiration rate). Next, the staff takes you to a comfortable exam room for your extended visit with Dr. Arne.
Most physical exams include two parts:
During the medical history review, Dr. Arne updates any changes to your health records, including new medications. He then asks about any symptoms you’re experiencing. Finally, he asks questions about your diet, lifestyle, stress level, and other factors that can influence your health.
The physical portion of the exam is a complete screening. First, Dr. Arne checks the inside of your eyes, ears, nose, and throat before listening to your lungs and heart. He manually palpates your abdomen to ensure the correct organ size and placement. He also tests your reflexes.
A vital component of preventive care, a physical exam helps you maintain your health and your age, which can:
Routine physical exams support optimal physical health and mental well-being to improve your mood, weight, energy, mental clarity, and more.
Most adults should visit Gulfshore Personalized Care for a comprehensive physical exam once a year, but Dr. Arne may recommend visiting more or less frequently, depending on your medical history.
Call Gulfshore Personalized Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about physical exams.