Hackensack Primary Care
Sapna Singh, MD
Primary Care Physician located in Hackensack, NJ
Annual physical exams are a crucial part of ensuring your optimal health. They may even be a requirement of your job or your college enrollment. At Hackensack Primary Care in Hackensack, New Jersey, Dr. Sapna Singh offers comprehensive physicals that help identify existing health conditions early, ensuring you can receive prompt and accurate treatment. To learn more about the advantages of an annual physical exam, schedule an appointment online or by calling the office directly.
Annual Physical Exams Q & A
Why should I have an annual physical exam?
During an annual physical, Dr. Singh has an opportunity to review your overall health. She can also identify early areas of health concerns through screenings for diabetes, depression, and high blood pressure.
Annual physicals are also a great preventive health measure, ensuring you’re up to date on vaccinations and engaging in healthy lifestyle choices to prevent conditions like high cholesterol and heart disease.
What can I expect during my annual physical exam?
Dr. Singh spends time talking with you about any health concerns you have. She asks questions about your current medications, allergies, your dietary habits, and your relationships and work. She also discusses your use of tobacco and alcohol. The answers to her questions help Dr. Singh determine if additional medical screenings or education are necessary to ensure your optimum health.
You can expect Dr. Singh to review your vital signs, including blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, and weight. She also checks for abnormalities by performing a visual exam of your:
- Nervous system
- Musculoskeletal system
Dr. Singh follows up with a physical exam, checking your eyes, nose, ears, mouth, skin, and major organs. She touches your abdomen and other parts of your body, feeling for growths and other irregularities. Women may undergo a routine breast exam and men a testicular exam, in which Dr. Singh checks for lumps or tenderness.
Will I need blood work?
Dr. Singh may order blood work as a preventive test, screening for conditions like high cholesterol and diabetes. Blood tests can highlight issues affecting your major organs and blood count.
If you have a family history of certain conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, or specific symptoms that require a diagnosis, Dr. Singh may recommend blood work in addition to other laboratory tests.
How should I prepare for my physical exam?
If this is your first visit with Dr. Singh, it can be helpful to prepare some information concerning your health history before your appointment. Information should include:
- Current symptoms
- Recent lab work
- Family medical history
- Current list of medications
- Dates of previous surgeries
- Information for other doctors you’re seeing
Dr. Singh stores this information in your medical record and reviews it each year, during your physical exam.
Do you offer work physicals?
At Hackensack Primary Care, Dr. Singh offers specialty physicals that you may need for employment, sports participation, and college.
To schedule a physical exam, book an appointment online or by phone with Hackensack Primary Care today.