A physical exam is important in evaluating a patient’s total health. While many people only go to Dr. Ostrager when they have a problem, those who are on a regular schedule with Dr. Ostrager in her midtown office are healthier and more secure in their overall well-being.
checkups find their health and well-being.
Often times patients say they are “feeling fine” when, in fact, there may be serious health problems existing without symptoms. Many disorders often stay silent for years without the patient knowing about them. That’s why Dr. Ostrager encourages patients to start on a regular schedule for checkups. Even if it’s your first time in years, Dr. Ostrager will surprise you with her knowledge and advice on how to improve your well-being.
What to expect in your physical exam with Dr. OstragerEvery patient is different when getting a physical exam, but patients can expect many of the same procedures during their visit. It is important that patients bring up any concerns or irregularities they’ve experienced with their own health. Many times Dr. Ostrager can help improve overall help by addressing the smallest irregularity mentioned during a consultation.
Blood Pressure TestTesting is regularly performed with the purpose to determine issues such as Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure. Blood pressure readings have two numbers and a normal reading is a number less than 120 and 80, respectively.
Weight and HeightThe leading cause of health problems in the United States is related to weight issues. By determining a persons body mass index (BMI), Dr. Ostrager can make recommendations on what the risk factors may be. There’s a higher risk factor for heart problems as well as diabetes and other health issues for those who carry too much weight.
ScreeningsDr. Ostrager has the ability to perform a number of tests within her midtown office, without the need for the patient to get additional appointments with specialists. For instance, Dr. Ostrager specializes in allergy tests as well as blood tests which can help determine any health issues a patient is having. A few screening tests might include:
- Lyme Disease
- Mini-Mental Status
- Colon Cancer
- Lactose Intolerance
- EMG/Nerve Conduction
- Drug/Alcohol Test
- Breast Exam