Annual Physical Exam

Kirill Zhadovich, MD, SC

Internal Medicine & Family Medicine located in Niles, IL

Participating in an annual physical exam is one of the easiest and most effective ways to preserve your health and well-being. At Kirill Zhadovich, MD, SC, in Niles, Illinois, internal medicine physician Kirill Zhadovich, MD, and family physician Alex Kostiv, MD, offer annual physical exams for men, women, and children. If it’s been more than a year since your last physical, call or use the online booking tool to make an appointment today.

Annual Physical Exam Q & A

What is a physical exam?

An annual physical exam is a routine medical procedure that involves your primary care physician checking your overall health. A physical exam also gives you the opportunity to discuss any symptoms or health problems you’re currently experiencing. 

During a physical exam you can also:

  • Update your immunizations
  • Ask your doctor questions
  • Talk about diet and nutrition

A physical exam also presents an opportunity to update your prescription medications or supplements.

How do I get ready for an annual physical exam?

Getting ready for your annual physical exam is easy and hassle-free. To help the process go as smoothly as possible, the medical team recommends you write down a list of the medications you’re currently taking, any unusual symptoms you’re experiencing, and, if you’re a new patient, a copy of your health records and medical history.

What happens during an annual physical exam?

An annual physical exam starts with your doctor performing a thorough exam, reviewing your medical history, and asking you a series of questions about your general health and well-being. 

Your primary care physician checks your blood pressure and then uses a stethoscope to monitor your heartbeat, respiratory rate, and the sound of your intestines. They may also ask you to lie down on an exam table and feel your abdomen or pelvis to check your external organs. 

If you have any concerns during your exam, don’t hesitate to speak up. The experienced medical team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Are annual physical exams different for men and women?

All annual physical exams follow the same basic structure, but men and women have different needs.

Male physical

If you’re a man, your doctor may recommend a prostate exam, testicular exam, or hernia check. There’s nothing to be embarrassed about — these simple, effective tests can alert you to serious health problems including prostate and testicular cancer.

Female physical

If you’re a woman, your doctor may recommend a pelvic exam or breast exam. The team also offers preventive screening measures like Pap tests and HPV tests.

Has it been more than a full year since your last physical exam? If so, it’s important to check-in with the team at Kirill Zhadovich, MD, SC, today. Call or click the booking button to make your appointment.