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Annual Physical Exam Specialist

Fauquier Family Practice PLC

Board Certified Family Medicine located in Warrenton, VA

Do you feel completely confident about the state of your health? Michael T. Lin, MD, and the team at Fauquier Family Practice, PLC, in Warrenton, Virginia, can help you take on a proactive role in maintaining your health. The dedicated team offers annual physical exams for the whole family, allowing everyone to take steps towards maintaining optimal wellness. Schedule your annual physical exam by calling the office or making an appointment online today.

Annual Physical Exam Q & A

Who needs an annual physical exam?

When you think about yearly physicals, you might think of them for school-aged children. Certainly, sports physicals and school physicals are important to keep growing kids healthy in their developing years. That’s why the Fauquier Family Practice team offers both sports and school physicals at their office. 

But long after you’ve graduated, an annual physical exam continues to be an important part of staying healthy. Visiting Fauquier Family Practice once a year gives their team of dedicated health experts the opportunity to talk with you about your health and to physically examine your body. This way, any potential issues can be caught early when they’re easiest to treat. You leave your physical knowing you’re informed about your current health state. 

What happens during an annual physical exam?

Although the exact details of your physical may vary (for example, sports physicals might require a brief period of exercise), all Fauquier Family Practice physicals consist of two major parts:

Health history

During this portion of your physical, you talk with your Fauquier Family Practice provider about your health. You discuss your lifestyle choices — like what you eat, how much you sleep, and how frequently you exercise — and any symptoms you’ve been experiencing. If you have a question about your health, this is the time to ask it.

Your Fauquier Family Practice provider also uses this part of your physical to ask about your family health history. Knowing which conditions have affected other members of your family helps them personalize an effective screening plan for you, protecting your long-term health. 

Physical exam and screening

As its name implies, your physical exam includes being physically checked by your Fauquier Family Practice provider. They listen to your heart and lungs, check your blood pressure and temperature, and perform other tests to better understand how your body is functioning. 

They may also recommend specific screenings for you based on your personal and family health history. Your Fauquier Family Practice provider lets you know what to expect during the screening before getting started. 

When should I schedule my annual physical?

If it’s been more than a year since you’ve had a physical, schedule yours as soon as possible. Regular physical exams are a powerful way to be proactive about your health. 

Book your appointment by calling Fauquier Family Practice or scheduling it online today.