We Offer COVID-19 Testing! Call Our Office to Schedule Your Visit.

Top 5 Reasons You Should Make an Annual Physical Your New Year's Resolution

Physical examinations are a critical aspect in maintaining a healthy life. At Nu Wave Medical, Dr. Sekhon takes pride in working directly with you to stay on top of your health needs and ensuring her patients understand the importance of an annual physical.

What is a physical examination?

A physical examination is a common and routine evaluation that is performed by Dr. Sekhon to gauge your overall health and well-being. A physical examination typically involves reviewing your medical history, lifestyle behaviors, vital signs, and general appearance. Certain areas of your body will also be examined in-depth, such as your heart, lungs, abdomen, head, and neck. If you’ve recently undergone any procedures, such as surgery, the results will be reviewed during a physical examination. 

It’s a great opportunity to discuss any long term issues or new symptoms that may have popped up. Depending on your health, Dr. Sekhon may recommend some additional tests.

Top 5 reasons to make an annual physical examination

There are many reasons to maintain an annual physical examination, but some of the most important are: 

While annual physicals are important for everyone, they become even more important as you age. Particularly once you’re 50 years old or older.

How to prepare for a physical examination

Ensuring that you’re properly prepared for your physical examination will help you and Dr. Sekhon get the most out of your appointment. Items that you should be ready to discuss include: 

If you don’t already have an annual physical examination in place and would like to schedule one, call us today to book an appointment with Dr. Sekhon for a consultation. 

You Might Also Enjoy...

A Closer Look at Gout

Gout used to be associated with indulging in overeating and drinking with abandon. Now we know that it’s a kind of inflammatory arthritis and that treatments and lifestyle changes can prevent painful flares. Learn more here.

The Link Between Weight Loss and Improved Sleep

If you're unable to get a solid night’s rest night after night, your weight may have something to do with it. Excess pounds are linked to several sleep problems and health conditions. Learn more about them and how to finally, safely lose weight.

Is High Cholesterol Really That Bad?

High cholesterol levels put you at higher risk for heart disease and a host of other serious conditions. Learn more about good and bad types of cholesterol, and how you can lower yours if you need to.

How Can I Manage Arthritis Pain?

Arthritis can strike virtually any joint, and next thing you know, you’re suffering from pain, swelling, and redness around your joints. Great care for arthritis involves implementing smart strategies and proactive management of the condition. Here's how.

5 Benefits of Healthy Weight Loss

Losing weight undeniably makes you look better, but shedding pounds can be a real boon to your health too. Learn about the major health benefits of weight loss here — some may surprise you.

High Blood Pressure Complications and How to Avoid Them

You can go for years living with dangerously elevated blood pressure and be unaware of it. Hypertension puts you at risk for serious health conditions, some life-threatening. Learn how effective management and self-care can lower it here.