What should a phsical exam include?

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by andy125, Feb 12, 2003.

  1. andy125

    andy125 New Member

    I went to a new doctor two weeks ago for a physical exam. I go back for the second part of the physical this week. This is just to talk to the doctor. The PA actually performed the physical. I'm a mid forties man. She checked my skin, breathing, blood pressure, male (breast exam) new to me, and prostate exam. That was basically it. Shouldn't she have checked corotid artery,reflexes,mouth,throat,ears,eyes (eye chart test)feet, penis, testicles for cancer, colorectal test for cancer,hernia check, and EKG? I'm going to have blood and urine tests at the next visit. But,I'm wondering if I'm expecting too much. Or, am I at an age where all of these areas aren't as crucial? What is your advice and experience with physicals?