You may be good at getting to the doctor when you’re sick, but what about when you’re well? A physical examination sets the stage for your general health and may help protect you from developing a chronic health issue. Michael Stein, MD, FAAFP, at Pinnacle Personalized Healthcare in Salem, New Hampshire, is a family medicine practitioner who performs physicals at his family practice. And unlike most run-of-the-mill medical offices, Dr. Stein spends the time necessary listening to your concerns and provides guidance toward wellness. Call today or book an appointment online.
Physicals are tools physicians use to evaluate your health. Dr. Stein offers many types of physicals, including:
Dr. Stein is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and has trained for many years so he can take care of your entire family, from your children to your grandparents.
As the name of his practice makes clear, Dr. Stein strives to provide individualized care for all his patients. Accordingly, your physical exam won’t be like any other. Dr. Stein designs your physical based on your age, health needs, medical history, and type of physical exam you need.
That being said, you can expect Dr. Stein to perform a thorough examination that allows him to fully assess your health and wellness needs. Your exam may include:
Dr. Stein also reviews your medical and family history and discusses your use of medications and supplements.
After he’s gathered the objective data, Dr. Stein provides an assessment of your health and provides recommendations to improve or maintain your wellness. This may include vaccinations, special screenings to assess health risks, or education about the importance of diet and exercise.
Yes, you should get annual physicals even if you have a chronic health condition that requires regular visits to Dr. Stein. When you come in for your chronic health issue, such as diabetes or high cholesterol, Dr. Stein focuses on the health issue and the treatment aimed at improving it.
During a physical exam, Dr. Stein focuses on your total wellness and health. You may discuss your primary health issue, but your annual physical or wellness exam includes special screenings and evaluations that provide a better picture of your overall health.
For a comprehensive physical exam from a physician who puts you first, call Pinnacle Personalized Healthcare today, or request an appointment online.