Beth and Howard Braver, MD
Internal Medicine located in Aventura, FL & Hollywood, FL
To keep your health in check even when you’re not sick, the staff at Beth and Howard Braver, MD, offers annual physical exams. At both the Aventura and Hollywood, Florida, offices, the skilled doctors provide comprehensive in-office exams to monitor your overall health and identify potential complications in the earliest stage. If it’s been longer than a year since your last physical, schedule your exam at Beth and Howard Braver, MD, today by calling the office nearest you or requesting an appointment online now.
Annual Physical Exams
Why are annual physical exams important?
Annual physical exams are important for monitoring your health from one year to the next, even if you’re healthy. The medical team at Beth and Howard Braver, MD, offers routine exams to evaluate your health and identify early signs of disease, even when you don’t have symptoms, so treatment is more effective.
Your annual physical appointment is also a great time to discuss any health concerns you have with your doctor and get caught up on necessary vaccinations, including seasonal flu shots.
What happens during annual physical exams?
During your appointment, your Beth and Howard Braver, MD, doctor evaluates important details about your health, such as your:
- Heart rate
- Lung function
- Blood pressure
- Body temperature
They also discuss your diet and lifestyle and review your personal and family medical history to determine if additional health screenings are necessary.
For instance, if you have a family history of diabetes or other chronic health conditions, you may need blood work or other testing during your routine physical. This preventive testing can determine if you have risk factors for chronic illnesses so treatment or lifestyle modifications can be discussed as early as possible.
If you have existing health issues, your annual physical is a good opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness of or make changes to your current treatment.
What happens if health issues are discovered during my physical?
Because many health conditions, like hypertension and diabetes, don’t show symptoms until the disease progresses, routine physicals are vital for accurately identifying abnormalities that indicate a chronic health condition.
If the doctors at Beth and Howard Braver, MD, discover issues that indicate underlying disease or other health complications, they may request additional testing during your appointment.
Your doctor also discusses your options for moving forward with treatment and can organize a timeline for follow-up visits to monitor your treatment and existing health. They also customize your treatment plan to address existing symptoms based on your medical history and your specific health needs.
Schedule your annual physical exam today by calling the Beth and Howard Braver, MD, office nearest you or requesting an appointment online. You can also visit the office as a walk in during regular business hours.