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Who Needs an Executive Physical?

Who Needs an Executive Physical?

Your overall health is best defined as a complete state of mental and physical well-being not merely focused on the presence or absence of disease or illness. 

Physical health is a vital part of this formula because understanding both your state of physical well-being and your risk of various illnesses and diseases is important in preventing them and maintaining good health. Physical examinations are key to keeping track of these very things. 

Whether they’re done annually, every six months, or at other intervals depending on your health needs, physical examinations are ideal for monitoring your vital signs, the presence of any abnormalities, and testing for conditions based on your family and personal health history. 

And whether you live a fast-paced lifestyle or work at a slower pace throughout the day, getting these exams should be a priority. If time is an issue, perhaps an executive physical is what you need.

If you live in the Beverly Hills, California, area and you’re struggling to find time to get your health checked, Dr. Shawn Veiseh and his experienced medical staff can help you get this vital window into your well-being on your schedule.

Physical examination basics

Also referred to as a wellness check, this examination is designed to determine your overall physical health and find ways to improve it, if necessary, through a series of tests, screenings, and direct observation. 

Physical exams are conducted throughout your life and keep track of different needs as your body changes over time. These checkups are often done at specific points in your life, such as pre-employment, before school starts in a given year, and may be done more frequently if you have special health needs.

Physicals typically consist of examining your height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, vision, hearing, and reflexes. Screenings are done to examine your urine, and blood is drawn to assess your risk of cancer, diabetes, and other long-term diseases.

How is an executive physical different?

When you go in for a physical, typically you’re checked for things like blood pressure, heart rate, physical abnormalities, and other basic, hands-on examining done with your doctor in the office, but the blood, urine, and other screenings are done off-site. 

This can be highly inconvenient for people who work demanding jobs or otherwise lead a lifestyle where travel or other activities make getting to multiple appointments difficult. 

We offer the executive physical, which allows us to perform all of these exams and screenings on-site in one appointment. Everything is done in one day at our office so you can get on with your schedule.

What is involved in an executive physical?

Like any health assessment, we require your medical history, current vaccinations, and any other basic information about your health to determine exactly what we need to do for your exam. 

On the day of your physical, you should wear loose, comfortable clothing and expect to be there for about four hours. During this time we perform everything from the basic exams listed above, blood and urine screenings, to bone density and cardiac stress, and cardiopulmonary assessments as needed. Anything you need to have done to assess your health, we can do right here.

So, if you’re constantly on the go and need to get your examinations done in one block of time without traveling all over the city, make an appointment with Dr. Veiseh and our team to get your health checked on your time. Call our office or schedule a visit online today.

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