Prime Care Medical Group
Iffat Sadique, MD
Family Practice Physician & Primary Care Physician located in Brooklyn, NY & Queens, Jamaica, NY
Physical exams provide very important information about a patient's overall health that can help identify diseases in their earliest stages. At Prime Care Medical Group in Brighton Beach and Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY, and Queens, Jamaica, NY, Dr. Iffat Sadique performs comprehensive physical exams to help patients of all ages prevent disease and enjoy better health.
Physical Exam Q & A
What Happens During a Physical Exam?
Physical exams include an array of assessments aimed at evaluating overall health and determining if additional exams and testing are needed. Exams begin with an in-depth medical history to look for disease risk factors, followed by measurements of weight and blood pressure. Height may also be measured to determine the patient's body-mass index (BMI). The doctor will listen to the heart and lungs using a stethoscope, gently palpate the belly and neck to look for signs of tenderness or swelling, and evaluate the ears and throat. Additional assessments will be performed based on the patient's age, gender, and other factors. Lab work including blood tests and urine tests may be ordered depending on the patient's risk factors and the exam findings. Finally, the doctor may make recommendations for additional tests and exams and will provide lifestyle guidance to help each patient enjoy optimal health.
How Often Do I Need to Have a Physical Exam?
Patients of all ages should have physical exams on an annual basis to provide an ongoing record of health that can help identify diseases in their earliest stages while also helping patients enjoy the best health possible as their needs and risks change over time. Plus, having an annual exam ensures patients receive the medical screenings, immunizations and other treatment options recommended at different ages. And finally, having yearly physical exams provides patients with a regular opportunity to discuss health-related concerns.
How Should I Prepare for My Exam?
Sometimes, lab work, imaging tests or other diagnostic evaluations are ordered prior to a physical exam to ensure the doctor has the results available to review and discuss with the patient. If evaluations or tests are ordered, it's important to have them performed a week or two prior to the exam to ensure the results will be available during the exam. Patients should also be prepared to provide a complete medical history including personal data, family information and a list of all medications currently being taken, including vitamins and supplements.
Dr. Sadique accepts most major insurance plans. Co-pays and deductibles are collected at the time of service. Certain services provided at our clinics are not covered by insurance companies - requiring patients to pay in full for such services. Self-pay appointments are $40 plus fees for any blood work done. *Please note that the insurances accepted at each location vary. For a full list of insurances accepted at each clinic, click here.