Annual Physical Specialist

Orem Internal Medicine

Jeffrey G Ogden, M.D.

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Preventive Medicine Specialist located in Orem, UT

Your Annual Executive Class Physical Evaluation is your opportunity to reflect on your current health strategies and set a plan for future wellness. Dr. Ogden, and Orem Internal Medicine, is recognized as Best-In-State for Wellness and Prevention visits. This is the most detailed, comprehensive evaluation that you will likely ever have. Don’t delay. If it’s time for your annual physical, call or make an appointment online today at Orem Internal Medicine in Orem, Utah.

Annual Physical Q & A

by Jeffrey G Ogden, M.D.

What is an annual physical?

Relationship establishment is critical when it comes to healthcare. Your Annual Executive Class Physical Evaluation enables Dr. Ogden to reaffirm his relationship with you. He believes that the more we know about our health status, the better equipped we will be to prevent disease and disability.  He has been recognized as providing cost-effective comprehensive care that is saving our health care system resources through screening, prevention, and intervention.

What happens at an annual physical?

Plan on spending about two hours for this important yearly event.  The first hour is spent with the Medical Assistant. She will perform the recommended Cardiac, Respiratory, Circulatory, and Neurologic screenings.  She will also spend time reviewing medications and your medical history.  

The next hour will be spent with your provider who will review your vaccination status, recommend appropriate out of office health screenings, do a complete head to toe physical examination, discuss with you the results of your extensive laboratory profile, review your cardiovascular screenings, and counsel you regarding potential interventions toward optimizing your total wellness.

How do you prepare for an annual physical?

You should come fasting at least 8-hrs to your appointment.  

  • Please Note: It is important to drink water abundantly so that you are well hydrated. Yes, you may drink LOTS of WATER while fasting!

Be sure that you prepare for your visit by bringing with you:

  • A list of all medications you are currently taking, including any vitamins and herbal supplements
  • A list of any symptoms you may be having, including what they are, when they occur, how long they last and how they are changing
  • The results of previous screenings including laboratory tests, colonoscopy, mammogram, etc.
  • A list of prior treatments including surgeries
  • Pertinent family history, including diseases and chronic illnesses of immediate family
  • Questions you want answered

The Annual Executive Class Physical Evaluation is your opportunity to counsel with your provider about how you can improve your overall health.  Your provider will offer lifestyle coaching, make medication recommendations, or recommendations on how to avoid needing medications for chronic illness such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension.

Don’t delay. If it’s time for your annual physical, call or make an appointment online today at Orem Internal Medicine in Orem, Utah.