24 Sep How to Get a Private Medical Examination at Your Home or Office
The annual checkup can be a necessary evil, but it doesn’t have to be the time-consuming and impersonal experience we’ve all come to expect. With more and more medical professionals offering in-home medical exams, you can ensure your physical is efficient and convenient – all while limiting your exposure to common ailments like colds and the flu.
Benefits of choosing private medical exams
If you’re looking for a convenient, comfortable, and safe way to get a medical exam, consider choosing a private in-home exam. Here are some of the benefits of getting an in-home medical exam:
The privacy of your own space ensures that sensitive health information will not be exposed to others who could be susceptible to Covid.
- You don’t have to worry about traveling to another location and being stuck in traffic.
- Many people feel more relaxed when they know their surroundings and familiar faces surround them.
- Private exams can help reduce anxiety about being examined by a doctor unfamiliar with their medical history.
- Exams are performed at convenient times that work for you.
Whatever the primary reason you’d choose to go with a private medical exam, you’ll get a much better experience than a typical exam in a hospital setting. Hospitals often aren’t as accommodating to individual needs as other facilities. Plus, most hospitals lack privacy for those who need it.
How do these in-home exams work?
You can choose the type of appointment that is best for you. Each type will entail a different exam, but each one will have one thing in mind to ensure you’re healthy! In-home exams are great for people who want the convenience of not having to travel to a clinic, as well as limiting their exposure to other patients who may be sick. Some common types of in-home medical exams include
One of the most common types of medical exams is the physical exam. This is where the doctor will check your height, weight, blood pressure, and other vital signs. They will also listen to your heart and lungs and feel your abdomen for abnormalities. Private medical exams are generally one of the following types
- Annual physicals
- School or work exams
- Athletic competition or performance exams
- Gender-specific exams
- Executive physical exams
Each type of exam entails a different set of procedures. A health screening or annual physical typically involves routine measurements such as:
- Checking height
- Body mass index (BMI)
- Measuring vital signs such as blood pressure and temperature
- Looking in the ears and throat with an otoscope
- Examining the eyes with an ophthalmoscope
Depending on your needs, an exam may cover anything from a wellness panel to cancer genetic markers. There are many advantages to getting an exam at home vs. a clinic: privacy, convenience, and reducing exposure to Covid disease.
Executive physical compared to standard annual physical
An executive physical is a more comprehensive exam than a standard annual physical. It includes all of the tests and screenings that are part of a routine physical, plus additional tests that assess your risk for developing serious health problems. The extra tests and screenings can detect potential health problems early when they’re most treatable.
This is an especially smart idea if you are over 40 years old, and even more so if you have risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, a family history of heart disease, or other serious conditions. You may also want to consider an executive physical if you are feeling symptoms that could be related to health problems such as unexplained fatigue, unexplained weight loss, or swelling in your legs. An executive physical varies depending on how comprehensive you want it to be.
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