Physical Exams

Ram Clinic PC

Primary Care, Internal Medicine, and Aesthetics located in Norwood, MA

Annual physical exams represent the very best in preventive health care because they can detect early signs of health problems and lead to early treatment. Prabhu Ram, MD, offers annual wellness exams at his practice, Ram Clinic PC, in Norwood, Massachusetts, where he takes the time to thoroughly evaluate your health and create an ongoing wellness plan. To schedule your yearly exam, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Physical Exams Q & A

Why are annual physical exams important for your health?

Your annual physical exam is a preventive treatment that can help you avoid many diseases by evaluating your health, risk factors, and biomarkers. With routine, yearly exams, Dr. Ram can detect subtle changes that may indicate potential problems and provide treatment that can stop them from worsening.

During an annual preventive exam, you’ll also have time to talk with Dr. Ram and ask questions about any issue you face. Whether you need help with weight loss, smoking cessation, anxiety, or depression, this is your time to get the support you need to maintain your health and wellness.

Annual wellness exams are covered by most health insurance providers. Medicare Part B also pays for yearly wellness visits and many essential services and tests.

What should I expect during an annual physical exam?

Your annual exam begins with a review of your medical history. Then your vitals are taken, such as your weight, blood pressure, and heart rate. Then Dr. Ram performs a thorough physical exam. Services performed during yearly health exams include:

  • Pap smears for women
  • Testicular exams for men
  • Vaccinations for flu and other illnesses as needed
  • Vision and hearing tests
  • Chronic disease risk assessments
  • Diet and exercise counseling
  • Medication management
  • Anxiety and depression management

Dr. Ram may also order routine blood tests to check for signs of diabetes, high cholesterol, and inflammation. Other lab tests may be needed depending on any concerns that arise during your physical exam.

What health screenings should I receive?

Health care screenings are recommended at certain ages when your risk for developing specific diseases increases. Dr. Ram may recommend more frequent screenings if you’re at a higher risk for a specific health condition.

All men and women should receive screenings at the appropriate time for health problems, such as:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm

If it’s time for your annual wellness exam, call Ram Clinic PC or book an appointment online.