Getting regular physical examinations by a health care provider helps catch disease symptoms early, before serious health complications arise. Dr. Kadie Leach is an experienced internal medicine physician in Lanham, Maryland, who specializes in all areas of preventive care. Call Dr. Leach’s office today to schedule your next physical examination, or book an appointment online.
Regular physical examinations help Dr. Leach detect and treat early signs of serious health problems. Some health conditions she diagnoses and treats include:
Some jobs, schools, and sports teams may require a physical examination to ensure you’re healthy enough to do a certain job or participate in physical activity.
Before coming in for your physical examination with Dr. Leach, have some information ready — especially if you’re a new patient. If you have health insurance, bring your insurance information with you. Bring a list of past lab reports and any medications (including dosages) you’re taking.
If you have a health condition or unusual symptoms, be ready to discuss these with Dr. Leach. Some patients find it easier to write down questions or concerns before their appointments, so they don’t forget.
Physical exams vary based on your age, gender, and whether or not you have health conditions. During physical examinations, Dr. Leach:
When your physical examination is complete, Dr. Leach may recommend lifestyle changes or other treatments for injuries or chronic health conditions. She promotes overall wellness as a disease prevention strategy and is experienced with medical marijuana.
If you or your child requires a physical examination for school, a sports team, or work, Dr. Leach signs off on the necessary forms.
As a general rule, schedule a physical exam once a year or as needed for school or work. You may need to come in more often if you have health conditions or chronic disease risk factors.
Dr. Leach lets you know how often to schedule a physical examination. Call her office today, or book your next physical exam online.