Physicals and Family's Health Plans

The beginning of any family health plan begins with a physical. A physical exam is the comprehensive testing of various organ systems and the general health of the patient. It is the best way available to test for small problems that may grow over time. Screening patients at regular intervals helps physicians detect disease before the presence of symptoms. They also help foster a warm relationship between doctor and patient.

At Advanced Care Medical Center we offer: Annual, Pre-employment, Corporate, and Preschool Physical Exams as well as as D.O.T. Physicals. With the understanding that a physical is the cornerstone of Preventive Medicine, we offer you comprehensive physical exams at regular intervals. Please check with your individual insurance company to see if annual physicals are covered.

Each physical exam is wide-ranging taking into consideration a host of factors.

These include:

• Lifestyle habits and current prescription medications
• Specific family histories & general past medical concerns
• Nutritional status and level of physical activity
• Immunization status & allergies

All physicals include thorough examinations of all body systems,


• Skin
• Heart
• Lungs
• Abdominal organs
• Lymph nodes
• Muscles and joints
• Nervous system

The physical exam is followed by these specific laboratory tests:

1. Complete blood count:

• White Cells, red cells, platelets

2. Comprehensive metabolic panel:

• Electrolytes (Na, K, Cl, etc).
• Liver Enzymes (LFT)
• Kidney Function
• Blood Glucose
• Cholesterol
• Total Cholesterol
• Triglycerides
• Thyroid Function Profile
• T3
• T4
• Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
• Iron Level
• Ferritin
• C - reactive protein
• Sedimentation Rate

3. Advanced Cardiovascular Lipid Analysis (modifiable risk factors for heart disease):

• LDL Particle Size Distribution
• HDL Particle Size Distribution
• Apolipoprotein B
• Homocysteine
• C-reactive protein

4. Urinalysis

5. Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

• Electrocardiogram (ECG) –12 lead electrocardiogram measuring heart rate, rhythm and function
• ECHO and Stress test if needed

6. Cancer screening for men & women

• Men: Prostate examination/Prostate specific antigen test (PSA), testicular Exam
• Women: Breast Exam, Mammogram, Bone Density
• Colon cancer screening: Colonoscopy
• Hem occult for blood in stool

This is why area residents trust their healthcare needs to Advanced Care Medical Center. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Shah, click here or contact us at Advanced Care Medical Center, call 772-419-9696.