We offer routine checkups for all of our patients
Our checkups include:
- A review of your personal and family history
- Your stress level and emotional well-being
- A physical examination and appropriate laboratory tests
One of the most important services we can provide is a routine checkup. We ask that you come in once a year for a checkup.
How might a checkup at Diversity Healthcare differ from somewhere else?
Every clinician has his or her own style of conducting examinations, and some clinics and offices have more time or particular areas of expertise or interest. Some clinics conduct checkups in less than ten minutes, others do so over the course of multiple visits on multiple days. At Diversity Healthcare, we believe in a thorough but reasonable approach. In most cases, we block 45 to 60 minutes for your visit, but that includes paperwork, as well as any immunizations or other tests you need or that we recommend.
The elements of a checkup may vary based on your age, medical history, and whether you are a new or established patient. The components of the visit are:
The first part of the visit involves your medical history. This includes several topics ranging from medications you take, surgeries or hospitalizations in the past, how you are feeling, and any symptoms you might be experiencing.
Your medical history also includes asking about your family history to see if you have any risks for hereditary diseases.
We will also ask a “social history,” which includes questions about tobacco, alcohol, and your sexual history. Again, this information is private. It is important to be honest so that we can establish any risks you may have for an injury or illness.
Other questions are about your psychological wellbeing, if you are experiencing any emotional concerns such as anxiety or depression.
Lastly, we always ensure that your vaccines are up to date. And we make recommendations on vaccines that you might be missing, or vaccines that might be appropriate if you are traveling.
Keeping You Comfortable
For some men, undergoing a physical examination can be uncomfortable, unfamiliar, or embarrassing. Other men are more at ease. Some men prefer a “running commentary” describing each step; others would prefer to just “get through it” without discussion. Let us know what is most comfortable for you.
Chaperones and Guests
You may request a chaperone, and you may also have a friend, parent, or relative accompany you.
Your Modesty and Privacy
Diversity Healthcare has examination gowns if you would like them. We value your preference; some men feel uncomfortable wearing gowns; we will do everything we can to honor your preferences.
Although this is not a complete list, this gives you an idea of what the examination includes and why.
After you have had the opportunity to get dressed, your healthcare provider will sit down and review his or her findings, recommendations for any tests, immunizations, or medications. We will also take the time to make any other recommendations about ways that you can stay healthy.
If laboratory tests, such as a blood test, are recommended, we will usually refer you to a nearby lab.
Above all, we invite you to address any questions or concerns you may have about your health.
Be sure to know the difference between a “well visit” and a “sick visit.” A routine checkup is for men who overall feel well, and who do not have lengthy or complex concerns about their health.
Medical Examinations for Work, School, and Sports, and Travel
You are never “just a number” with us: we will take the time to get to know you and make the most of your visit. We are happy to provide any medical examinations and complete paperwork required for your job, education, or sports participation.