Physical Exams

Goldome Healthcare, Inc.

Family Medicine Physicians located in West Covina, CA

A physical exam is your first stop on the road to a lifetime of good health. With extensive experience in family medicine, Dr. David Chen of Goldome Healthcare Inc. thoroughly examines and screens you for a range of chronic conditions, including high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease. By spotting symptoms and intervening early, Dr. Chen can prevent illness and help you enjoy optimal health. Call or book an appointment online today with the West Covina, California, office.

Physical Exams Q & A

Goldome Healthcare, Inc.

What is a physical exam?

A physical exam is an evaluation of your current medical condition. During your physical, Dr. Chen uses an array of techniques to probe for signs of infections, diseases, and congenital disorders. He also makes sure your immunizations are up to date and takes the time to discuss with you any questions or concerns you have about your health.

What types of physical exams can be performed?

The type of physical Dr. Chen performs is determined by your age, medical history, lifestyle, and sometimes your line of work. Goldome Healthcare Inc.’s comprehensive exams include:

  • Annual physicals
  • Department of Transportation physicals
  • Pre-operative physicals
  • School physicals
  • Sports physicals

What happens during my physical exam?

After Dr. Chen checks your vital signs — blood pressure, heart rate, and weight — he follows up with questions about your health. Based on his observations, he might order blood tests to measure your cholesterol or check for diabetes and other diseases.

Additionally, if you’re employed by the California Department of Transportation, he’ll conduct a hearing test, vision exam, urine analysis and other specific tests as dictated by Department of Transportation..

One of the great things about physical exams is that medical issues can be caught before they become big problems. In fact, some disorders like high cholesterol and hypertension can be treated with weight loss, stress reduction, and exercise instead of more aggressive medical and drug-based therapies.

Why do I need to get vaccinated during my physical exam?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, vaccinations will prevent almost a million deaths among children born during the last two decades. That’s why Dr. Chen believes it is so vital for all children from birth to 18 years to receive the scheduled program of vaccination for:

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Influenza
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella
  • Polio

Of course, adults need to stay current with vaccinations, too. Dr. Chen recommends annual vaccinations for influenza and periodic booster vaccinations for diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus. If you’re over 65 years old, you should also be vaccinated for shingles and pneumococcal viruses.

Regular physical exams are your best insurance policy for continuing good health. Drawing from his years of experience in emergency and urgent-care medicine, Dr. Chen has a well-trained eye for assessing your condition and helping you achieve optimal health. Call or book online today for your physical exam with Dr. Chen.