Yearly Physical Exam in Narberth, PA
Our staff at AFC Urgent Care Narberth see a variety of different nonlife threatening injuries and illnesses every day at our walk-in clinic. However, there is another way can help with your health: A yearly physical examination. Theses physicals are available 7 days with no appointment needed.
Not only can you schedule these examines at your convenience to suit your schedule, but we can offer quick results. How? Our state of the art onsite lab can quickly provide the results to many tests sometimes required in yearly physicals. We accept most major insurance carriers, but we do have affordable self-pay rates available for those who are uninsured.
Why come in for a yearly physical exam?
To ensure good overall health, it’s important for men and women to receive yearly screening tests. These tests and examinations can pick up diseases in their early stages. Early detection is key to successful treatment and management of these conditions. Taking a little time out of your week for a screening can save you years of discomfort and large medical bills.
There are several different types of screenings you can receive at a yearly physical exam. They include:
Your risk of kidney disease and stroke increases if you have high blood pressure. We measure your blood pressure at our walk-in medical clinic and can track it for you with regular readings.
High blood cholesterol may lead to an increase risk of heart disease. Doctors recommend that men and women have their cholesterol levels regularly tested if they are over 35.
Body Mass Index
A variety of health problems can be connected to obesity. One of the best ways to gauge this is with a BMI check. Your Body Mass Index is a measurement of your body fat based on your weight and height. The percentage is an easy number to understand and is used to track your progress.
Sexually Transmitted Disease
STD tests are offered with yearly physical exams. If you are sexually active, we suggest getting tested for not only your own health, but the health of your partner. These include tests for gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia.
Once you reach the age of 50, you should be checked for a variety of cancers. These checks can be conducted during your yearly exam. This includes prostate, lung, skin, oral and colorectal cancer.
A test for diabetes is suggested for people whose blood pressure is higher than 135/80. This condition can cause issues throughout your body including problems with your eyes, feet, kidneys, nerves and heart.
We may recommend a HIV test during your yearly physical exam. This is often suggested:
- If you have sex with men
- If you have had unprotected sex with multiple partners
- If you have ever paid for sex
- If you have ever injected drugs
- If any of your past partners have had HIV
- If you are undergoing treatment for STDs
- If you had a blood transfusion between 1978 and 1985
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm are large or swollen blood vessels that can burst in your stomach without warning. It is important you are checked for this condition if you are between the ages of 65 and 75 and have smoked more than 100 cigarettes in your lifetime.
Depression is a treatable disease. The first step is an accurate diagnosis. If you are feeling down or have very low interest in daily activities, there is a chance you may be depressed. Get checked out by our doctors in our medical clinic.
Could you benefit from a yearly physical exam in Philadelphia? Many people in the South Philly neighbourhoods already do. Our highly experienced board certified physicians are ready to give you a thorough examination and check for a variety of conditions. Our staff’s professionalism and compassion are second to none. We look forward to serving you and giving the information you need to lead a healthier life. Visit us at 1444 W. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145 today!