Physical Exams in Upper East Side

We believe that patient education is key to your overall health and successful living. Dr. Gafanovich is well aware that there must be a certain level of trust between the doctor and patient. This trust is crucial to healthy living. If you don’t trust your doctor what would ever make you want to come?

Do you need a Physical Exam?

Ask yourself when was the last time you had a medical checkup? General medical exams are the number one reason that people go to the doctor. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that most Americans are doing great. There are 74 million checkups a year according to a 2009 statistic. That equates to one in four American’s getting a checkup. Are you one of them?

Having a physical exam will also help you to develop a stronger patient /doctor relationship. We know that many patients think that they only have to see their doctor once a year. But, sadly most of them are there only to treat an illness and not to keep themselves healthy. We want to encourage you to come in and explore the various ways you can keep yourself healthy and protected during cold and flu season and beyond.

Should I shape up before an exam?

You do not have to change your entire lifestyle or create a new fitness regime because you have a medical checkup. We have seen it happen, people think that before they go to the doctors they need to change their style of living. But, this is not what we want you to do. We want you to come as you are so that we can evaluate your body as it is right now. The doctor will need to know your current health situation, and when the last time your smoked, drank etc. Plus, if you are planning to drastically increase your health and fitness level, you should still see the doctor.

Manhattan Physical Exams: Your one-stop for any health checkups in NYC!

The health checkup will ensure that you are fit and ready to begin whatever sport of routine you want too. Of course, the exam will also get your vaccinations up to date and keep you informed on the latest trends in medicine. We encourage everyone to have an annual checkup. Sadly, people ignore or put off health concerns because they feel that they do not have enough money to take care of themselves. However, remember insurance companies partly cover your physical exam (for more info, please contact your insurance carrier).

The key is to keep up with your checkups annually. Unfortunately, people are not the best doctors. Some people avoid the checkup because they fear being ridiculed, they fear facing the rarity that you may or may not have cancer. You might have had an aching shoulder for some time and not known that this is the sign of a heart attack. Coming to the doctor’s to have it checked will surely avoid any lengthy, expensive and detrimental surgeries that you might be required to have.

If you have a family history of an acute diseases including:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer

Then the doctor may consider additional testing so be prepared for that. If you have a family history of any disease or are concerned you might be at risk then you should definitely come in. An exam will eliminate your concerns and get your health on the right track.

Never wait to report any symptoms that you may have. Many people ignore these issues until it is too late. Don’t wait until you have to check into the emergency room. Our regime of preventative care will help you avoid all of many health issues. It is like a complete spa treatment for your body. Even a car needs a tune up and your body is no different. Living in New York City, there should be no reason for you to hesitate getting a physical exam. Your body is the only one you will ever have, and because of that it is something that you need to guard.

Scheduling health checkups like blood pressure testing and weight checks every year or two is also recommended. Cholesterol testing should be done every five years after age 35. Men or women that have gender specific concerns can also visit the office. Here at Dr. Gafanovich’s office male and female medical checkups are also offered and they too are comprehensive.

Do not hesitate or refuse a physical exam

If you need a physical exam or feel a little odd then it is time to come in and see the doctor. The basic idea is that if you feel better then your whole life will be better.

The people here are not only extremely helpful but knowledgeable as well. The staff is empathetic, and attack the issues with a humanist approach. Here you are not seen as a number, instead you are a person with real feelings and needs. We understand that it can be a little stressful to have a physical especially if you have not been to the doctors for some time. Why not take the first step with our doctor?

So the answer is YES you need to have a physical exam here in Manhattan. Remember, the daily pollutants that you come into contact with can destroy your health.  Your health is in your hands.

Top Rated NYC Physician

Physical exams should be a part of an annual plan of every New Yorker. Visit Dr. Gafanovich in Manhattan to get a peace of mind in knowing that you are in good health.

5 Star, 55 reviews