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Studies show that staying up to date on preventive exams and vaccines increases your life expectancy. Even just the extra reassurance you get every year from your clean bill of health is reason enough to stay current on your physicals. For your convenience, Theodore Gerard A. Caspe, MD, conducts annual physicals at his Rancho Cucamonga, California, clinic. Most insurance plans cover yearly physicals, so schedule yours by calling or booking online.
The annual physical exam is mostly preventive.
During your exam, Dr. Caspe can identify risk factors for certain conditions and keep an eye on any concerns. Sometimes the screenings and lab tests help him identify conditions you weren’t even aware you had, such as urinary tract infections or high cholesterol.
A physical is a great time to bring up any symptoms or other issues you’re having as well. Many people use their physical as a chance to point out minor issues like rashes and suspicious moles that their doctors can investigate further. During your physical, Dr. Caspe can also evaluate your medications and make adjustments as necessary.
Even if you’re in good health, your yearly physical allows you to maintain an ongoing relationship with your primary doctor. This familiarity could help your doctor identify any changes just by looking at you, and it helps you feel more comfortable seeing your doctor if you do get sick.
Dr. Caspe provides a thorough exam, reviewing your medical history (including your personal and family history) and lifestyle, and he checks your:
Dr. Caspe may order blood work, urinalysis, a lipid panel, and other lab work if needed. He will also conduct a genital exam for men, looking for any concerns with the penis, testicles, and prostate. He can also conduct breast exams, pelvic exams, and Pap smears for women, if necessary.
If you have any concerns you’d like to address with Dr. Caspe, write down your symptoms, including when they started and how long they’ve been going on. Having them written down will help you remember to bring them up during your appointment and provide a place to record the answers.
You may want to arrive for your appointment 15 minutes early to fill out any pre-exam paperwork. Bring your ID, insurance card, and any other relevant documents with you. If you’re changing providers, you may want to make sure that Dr. Caspe’s office receives your current medical records before your appointment.
If you live in the Inland Empire and need to schedule your yearly physical exam, call or book an appointment online.