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Annual Physical Specialist

Piya Ghoshal, MD

Internal Medicine located in West Islip, NY & Amityville, NY

If it’s been more than a year since your last physical exam, then it’s time to make an appointment. Piya Ghoshal, MD is an internal medicine practice that specializes in preventive care and offers annual physicals at her Amityville and West Islip, New York offices. Your annual physical provides a foundation for your health and serves as a preventive tool to reduce your risk of chronic health conditions. To schedule your annual physical, call Piya Ghoshal MD PC toda, to book an appointment.

Annual Physical

What is an annual physical?

An annual physical is a comprehensive medical examination Dr. Ghoshal uses to evaluate your overall health. The exam is also sometimes referred to as a well-visit. In addition to serving as a tool to assess your health, the annual physical also helps you and Dr. Ghoshal establish a more trusting patient-doctor relationship that often results in better overall medical care.

What can I expect during an annual physical?

Dr. Ghoshal is an experienced internal medicine physician, and you can expect a thorough annual exam when you come to the office. She doesn’t rush through your visit but spends the time not only evaluating your health but also talking to you about your health concerns so she can provide you with the best possible care.

Because everyone’s health needs are unique, your annual exam may not be like another. But, in general, Dr. Ghoshal:

  • Reviews your medical and family history
  • Discusses your medication and supplement use
  • Assesses body composition
  • Checks your vitals
  • Conducts a comprehensive physical exam

After your exam is complete, Dr. Ghoshal reviews her findings with you and helps you devise a wellness plan to improve or maintain your health. She may also recommend you update your vaccinations, such as your flu shot, to protect you from infection.

Will I need any special tests during my annual physical?

Dr. Ghoshal may request additional testing before or after your annual physical so she gets the most complete picture of your health. The types of tests you need may depend on your age and gender. Common tests conducted during an annual physical include:

  • Complete blood count
  • Basic metabolic profile
  • Blood lipid level
  • Urinalysis

Dr. Ghoshal may also recommend a mammogram, bone density test, or colonoscopy.

What if I have a chronic health condition?

Dr. Ghoshal is an internal medicine physician and spent years training, so she could medically manage any chronic health condition with which you may be dealing. Some of her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension, and asthma. She also offers a medical weight loss program. If you have a medical condition, Dr. Ghoshal can provide you with the expert care you need.

Your annual exam is an important tool that helps you stay on top of your health. To schedule your annual physical, call Piya Ghoshal MD PC today to request an appointment.