Kenilworth Primary Care
Bhavani Jeereddy, MD
Board Certified Internist & Clinical Lipidology Specialist located in Kenilworth, NJ
Routine physical exams are the cornerstone of good health and a need you should never overlook. At Kenilworth Primary Care in Kenilworth, New Jersey, Bhavani Jeereddy, MD, offers thorough annual physicals that can help you live an active and healthy life. Book your physical online any time of day or night, or call the office during business hours to schedule a visit.
Physical Exam Q & A
What is a physical exam?
An annual physical exam is a central component of your overall health and wellness. These visits are an opportunity to get the health screenings you need and to work with Dr. Jeereddy to find ways to improve your daily quality of life.
Far too many men and women only come in to see their doctor when something goes wrong. This approach fails to take advantage of the power of preventive health and can lead to numerous negative outcomes.
Annual physical exams take very little time, require virtually no preparation, and provide a wealth of benefits. One of the most important reasons to schedule routine exams is to build a strong and comprehensive medical record. The information gleaned during your exams is added to that living document.
If and when an issue arises, your medical record serves as a vital resource. It establishes a baseline for numerous health markers and also indicates previous health issues you’ve encountered and which treatments have proven most effective for you.
What happens during a routine physical exam?
During your visit, Dr. Jeereddy gathers data on your vital signs, including your height, weight, heart and breathing function, temperature, blood pressure, and more. This information is added to your medical record.
Dr. Jeereddy also discusses any changes or areas of concern that have arisen since your last visit. This is an opportunity to ask any questions you have about your health and what you can do to feel your best every day.
Screenings are an important part of your annual exam. Your screening needs depend on your sex, age, current health challenges, and more.
What can I do to prepare for my annual physical exam?
The best thing you can do to prepare is to create a list of questions or concerns you have regarding your health and any symptoms or issues you’re experiencing. If this is your first exam with Dr. Jeereddy, take a few moments to compile some information about your personal and family health history.
You’ll also be asked about your current lifestyle, including activity levels, diet, sexual health, sleep habits, and stress levels. If you’re currently taking any medications or supplements, bring in a list for your medical record.
When you’re ready to take control of your health, schedule an appointment at Kenilworth Primary Care online or by phone.