Physical Exam

Annette  Osher, MD -  - Internal Medicine Physician

Annette Osher, MD

Internal Medicine Physician & Cardiologist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Regular physical exams help your primary provider to give you better, more personalized care when you get sick. At her office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, internist Annette Osher, MD, provides comprehensive physical exams to patients of all ages. To book your next annual exam or a physical exam for any other purpose, call the New York City office or request an appointment online today.

Physical Exam Q & A

What is a physical exam?

A physical exam is a series of tests and an opportunity for you to learn more about your health. During a physical exam, Dr. Osher looks you over and tests various aspects of your health and functioning. She records the information to complete a synopsis of your general overall health. 

At the appointment, you can ask questions about your body, your well-being, and any changes you’ve noticed since your last visit. Even if you don’t have any symptoms to report, Dr. Osher can identify early signs of illnesses and plan your treatment accordingly. 

She also asks questions about your lifestyle and can make recommendations for ways to improve your health. For this reason, physical exams are considered an important part of preventive care. 

When should I get a physical exam?

You can get a physical exam with Dr. Osher at any time. You don’t need to be sick or injured to benefit from a physical exam. 

In fact, you should get one at least once a year to get more information about your health and build a close-knit relationship with Dr. Osher. The more often you get physical exams, the better she can personalize your treatments when you need them. 

Beyond routine annual physical exams, your employer, school, or athletic coach might require you to get a physical exam as a condition of your employment or enrollment. Dr. Osher fulfills all requirements and gives you a detailed report to take with you when you leave the office. 

What should I bring to my physical exam?

As a concierge medicine member at Dr. Osher’s office, there isn’t much you need to bring to your physical exam appointment. If it’s your first visit, you should bring:

  • A list of medications you currently take 
  • Your medical history
  • Any recent medical test results
  • The names and numbers of other providers you’ve visited recently
  • A copy of your pacemaker or defibrillator card, if you have one

While you might have memorized these details, it might help you to write them down to make sure you remember all of them.

What should I expect during my physical exam?

During a standard physical exam with Dr. Osher, she checks your:

  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Lungs
  • Skin
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Nose and throat
  • Lymph nodes
  • Abdominal organs
  • Balance and reflexes

Depending on your age and your overall health, yours might include additional tests and services. Dr. Osher can update your immunizations if you need them. She answers your questions and informs you of the significance of each test she performs.

If you’re due for your next physical exam, call Annette Osher, MD, or request an appointment online today.