Physical Exams

Physical Exams
Dr. Antonio Zamorano provides his patients with annual exam and physicals from his practice, Whole Family Health, located in Glendale, California.

Physical Exams Q & A

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What is included in a physical exam?

People are urged each year to visit their family practitioner or primary care physician for a physical exam as a preventative measure and to detect problems in their early stages. Dr. Antonio Zamorano, serving the Glendale, California region, provides patients with an opportunity to speak with him regarding any concerns or questions they may have.

During a physical exam, Dr. Zamorano checks for any possible problems. He detects diseases in order to treat them as early as possible to prevent complications. He also monitors current conditions. He will even identify issues that may become an issue in the future. He also will help the patient maintain or establish a healthy diet and exercise routine. He checks the patient’s blood pressure, as well as cholesterol and blood sugar levels, to detect any issues. Patients may have undetected problems that don't cause symptoms, so Dr. Zamorano conducts testing to determine if a problem could exist.  

What areas are reviewed?

This depends on the patient's age, but the main areas he focuses on include the neck, back, abdominal region, limbs, lungs, and heart. He conducts physical exams for places of employment, schools, driver's permits, and sports teams, in addition to regular yearly exams. He will also check blood pressure and run any additional tests such as cholesterol or glucose levels,  to monitor the patient’s general health.

What should a patient bring?

The patient only needs to bring a list of any medications that they are on, as well as any questions they may have. The more information a patient provides, the better. This helps Dr. Zamorano to better diagnose and predict any potential problems.

Can Dr. Zamorano prescribe medicines at a physical exam?

Yes, the family doctor may prescribe medications at a physical exam if any problems are detected. It's also possible for him to refer the patient to a specialist if a problem is out of his realm of expertise.

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