Physical All Ages Specialist

VitalCare Medical

Board Certified Pediatricians & Internal Medicine & Aesthetics located in Pearland, TX

Whether you have concerns about your health or not, if it’s been more than a year since your last physical, it’s time to call Thang Hoang, MD, at VitalCare Medical. This important routine exam gives both you and Dr. Hoang a clear picture of your overall health. Annual physicals make it easy to create the right preventive care plan to keep you well based on your specific needs. Call VitalCare in Pearland, Texas, today or book your appointment for a physical online.

Physical All Ages Q & A

Who needs a physical?

You should get a physical examination from Dr. Hoang at least once a year so he can keep track of your health. While some doctors may recommend delaying a physical if you’re in good health, it’s always a good idea to come in for a checkup to allow Dr. Hoang the opportunity to update immunizations, check your blood, and talk to you about preventive measures for good health.

For children active in sports or other organized activities, a physical may be a requirement of registration. Dr. Hoang offers a variety of in-office physical exams, including annual physicals, sports physicals, and well-woman physicals.

What is a well-woman physical?

A well-woman exam focuses on the special health needs of women and includes an examination of reproductive organs. As an internal medicine physician, Dr. Hoang has the specialized training necessary to provide comfortable, in-office well-woman exams.

Dr. Hoang offers a basic gynecological examination, routine breast exam, and on-site Pap smear, a special test to identify abnormal cervical cells which may indicate cancer.

What can I expect during a physical examination?

Because every man and woman has different needs, no one physical examination is like the other. But you can expect Dr. Hoang to perform a comprehensive evaluation of your health, including:

  • Height and weight
  • Body temperature
  • Blood pressure and heart rate
  • Reflexes
  • Breathing sounds

Dr. Hoang also conducts a physical examination, palpating your internal organs to check for abnormalities and visually screening your skin for areas that may be of concern. He spends one-on-one time discussing your health history, current symptoms or concerns, as well as your lifestyle habits and nutrition.

As part of your annual physical, Dr. Hoang ensures you are up-to-date on immunizations, especially if you plan to travel outside of the United States.

How do I prepare for a physical examination?

To prepare for your physical examination, Dr. Hoang recommends you come in with a list of medications and supplements that you take at home, along with any reports or diagnostic tests from any specialists you’ve seen since your last physical exam.

Dr. Hoang also wants you to come in with all your questions and concerns about your health, which helps him determine which areas to focus on and if you require any additional testing.

Will I need any special tests?

You may need special tests either before or after your physical. Dr. Hoang obtains your blood work at the office, so there’s no need to go to another clinic. He also offers on-site screenings for cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

If you need a special test, such as a colonoscopy or mammogram, he refers you to the appropriate specialist.

For all your general health questions and needs, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Hoang at VitalCare Medical today.