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Los Angeles Primary Care

Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA

Many diseases and conditions come without symptoms at first, but a physical exam from your primary care provider can help you identify them early. At Los Angeles Primary Care in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Sera Ramadan, DO, offers physicals for school, work, sports, and preventive care. To book your comprehensive physical exam, call Los Angeles Primary Care, or use the online scheduling tool today.

Physicals Q & A

What are physicals?

Physicals or physical exams are preventive care visits to your primary care provider. At Los Angeles Primary Care, Dr. Ramadan performs physical exams to assess your general health. After a physical, she provides you with a report of your overall health and can help you identify ways to improve it at home. 

Even if you don’t need a physical for a specific purpose, getting a yearly physical benefits you in several ways. You should consider getting a physical exam because:

  • It helps you build a relationship with your provider
  • You can get an early diagnosis and start treatment right away
  • You can update your immunizations
  • Dr. Ramadan can answer all of your health-related questions
  • The results help you find ways to improve your overall wellness

A physical exam involves measurements like your height, weight, and blood pressure. During the exam, Dr. Ramadan examines your skin, eyes, ears, nose, throat, and other regions. She also feels certain areas to check for fluid buildup and general organ health. 

When should I get a physical?

There are many reasons to get a physical exam. Getting an annual physical is a great way to track your health from year to year, even if you feel perfectly healthy. Beyond annual physicals and general physical exams that happen during sick visits, Dr. Ramadan offers physicals for the following purposes at Los Angeles Primary Care:

Employment physicals

Some employers require you to get a physical exam before you start the job or regularly while you work there. The results of these physicals show your employer that you can safely perform your job duties or that you’re getting treatment for something that could affect your ability to do your job.

Executive physicals

Executive physicals are comprehensive physical exams for those at the top of their fields. They accommodate busy schedules and help you prioritize your health if you’re in an important or demanding position.

What should I bring to my physicals?

There isn’t much you need to bring to your physical exams. You should bring any relevant information about your family and medical history as well as a list of your current medications and their dosages. If you’ve visited other providers recently, you should bring along their information and any recent results from medical tests. 

Book your next employment, executive, school, or sports physical by calling Los Angeles Primary Care or booking online today.