There’s a good reason why most health insurance providers cover 100% of your annual physical exam -- those yearly checkups provide an excellent first line of defense against potential medical problems. Dr. Maria Villa, a family physician at Dr. Maria Villa Medical Clinic & Aesthetics, offers physical exams to patients in the San Diego, California area, that provide proactive care and peace of mind. To get set up for this all-important visit, call or book an appointment online.
A yearly physical benefits you in many ways, including:
By monitoring your health on a yearly basis, including your vital statistics, Dr. Villa creates an overall picture of your health that is extremely valuable should a medical issue arise.
One of the biggest advantages of a physical exam is the opportunity it gives Dr. Villa to spot and address risk factors before they turn into major health problems.
If you have a pre-existing condition, Dr. Villa is able to keep tabs on your condition to make sure it’s being handled effectively.
Dr. Villa sees patients of every age at her practice, including children, and follows their progress as they develop, making sure important milestones are met.
A yearly exam provides the perfect opportunity to discuss your health and your concerns with Dr. Villa, who makes suggestions that meet your goals.
During your annual physical exam, Dr. Villa checks the following vitals:
Once these are recorded, she follows with an overall physical exam, noting your physical appearance, checking for abnormalities, and testing cognitive and motor skills. During this time, Dr. Villa listens to any concerns you may have or checks out any changes or potential symptoms you’ve noticed. Lastly, Dr. Villa collects blood and urine for lab testing.
Yes. In recent years, more schools and sports clubs require that kids be cleared medically before they’re allowed to participate in athletic activities. Dr. Villa understands the requirements and performs the necessary examination, which includes:
Dr. Villa reviews past illnesses, surgeries, and injuries, as well as present conditions, such as asthma or diabetes. She also reviews any medications the child is taking.
In addition to recording your child’s height, weight, blood pressure, and heart rate, Dr. Villa delves a little further into your child’s physical condition by evaluating the following:
At the end of the exam, if your child checks out medically, Dr. Villa signs the participation form.
To book your annual physical or sports exam, call or book an appointment online at Dr. Maria Villa Medical Clinic & Aesthetics.