Adult Physical

Having a routine adult physical is essential for staying in optimal health — even if you’re generally healthy. At Innovative Care Medicine – Riverside in Riverside, California, the team offers flexible scheduling for physicals for both new and current patients. Whether you’re due for a routine exam, or if you need a physical for work or school, Dr. Ohri can help. Book your adult physical by using the online scheduling feature or by calling the office.

Adult Physical Q & A

Why do I need an adult physical?

If you’re generally healthy, it’s common to avoid going to the doctor’s office unless you get sick or become injured. But routine physical exams are the best way to ensure you continue maintaining your health.

After all, chronic conditions, such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, don’t develop overnight. Instead, these health issues gradually occur over time and the only way to tell before severe symptoms start showing is to check for specific biomarkers in your blood.

Your adult physical is also your one-on-one time with your dedicated primary care physician (PCP) to discuss all of your concerns, like if you’ve gained weight or need to change your medications. The better you become about scheduling regular exams, the higher your chances of preventing chronic conditions and staying healthy.

How often do I need a routine adult exam?

Typically, if you’re in good health and don’t have any severe health conditions in your family history, Dr. Ohri likes to see you once a year. But you might need to come into the office more frequently if you have:

  • Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol

Of course, it’s always important to come in for sick visits as needed between your regularly scheduled exams.

What happens during a routine physical?

Your routine adult physical is tailored to suit your needs, concerns, and overall health. Dr. Ohri strives to care for you as a whole person, rather than treat a specific condition or ailment. In general, it’s common for Dr. Ohri to:

  • Request blood work or a urinalysis
  • Perform a physical evaluation
  • Discuss your family medical history
  • Go over your prescription and over-the-counter medications

Some men and women find it helpful to make a list of questions or concerns they have for Dr. Ohri, so they don’t forget to discuss any lingering issues. You should also make a list of your current medications and dosages, or bring in the bottles.

If you’re ready to book your routine adult physical, the team at Innovative Care Medicine – Riverside can help. Book either online or over the phone.