Annual Physical Exams Specialist

Michael Silao, MD

Internist located in Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA

Annual physical exams are the best time for Echo Park, Los Angeles, area patients to get information about their health and wellness. At Michael Silao, MD, Dr. Silao provides wellness checks that help patients monitor their overall health. Annual physical exams can be customized for the patient, so if you need vaccinations or care for chronic conditions like diabetes, you can receive it during the exam as well.

Annual Physical Exams Q & A

Why are Annual Physical Exams Needed?

Annual physical exams are specially designed to check on your total health and wellness. In addition, annual physical exams are an excellent time for Dr. Silao to monitor your ongoing conditions to observe any changes. If medications need to be adjusted or changed, the annual physical exam is the ideal time to do so.

Patients of all types need annual physical exams to help them stay as healthy as possible. Many patients need to have an annual physical exam to verify their health before starting a new job or before obtaining a new health insurance policy. School-aged children often need to have an annual physical exam before they start school for the year or before they're able to participate in team sports. Even if an employer, school, or insurance company doesn't require an annual physical exam, it's always a good idea to have a clear picture of your overall health through this type of exam.

How Can You Get Ready for an Annual Physical Exam?

There are several ways that you can prepare for your annual physical exam, including:

  • Compiling a list of all medications, including supplements and nonprescription medicines, for Dr. Silao to review
  • Making a list of any medical concerns or problems that you've experienced recently
  • Requesting for any medical records from other providers to be sent to the Michael Silao, MD, offices

Dr. Silao may also have other specific recommendations for exam preparation. If certain types of blood work are needed, you may need to fast for a brief period before the exam.

How Does an Annual Physical Exam Work?

An annual physical exam typically begins with a review of your medical history. Your height, weight, temperature, and blood pressure will be checked at the beginning of the exam. You'll then have a chance to discuss your overall health and wellness with Dr. Silao as he checks your:

  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Throat
  • Reflexes

If you need vaccinations, Dr. Silao can administer them during the exam. If medications need to be added, adjusted, or changed, Dr. Silao can do so during this exam.