Physical Exams Specialist

Leslie S. Gaskill, M.D.

Primary Care Physician & Holistic Medicine Specialist located in Johns Creek, GA

You already know a healthy diet and exercise are essential for your good health, but you might not realize a regular physical exam plays a crucial role in preventing health problems. Leslie S. Gaskill, M.D., in Johns Creek, Georgia, offers these annual checkups for men, women, and teens. She also offers physicals for specific activities, such as sports, school, travel, or adoption. Find out more by calling or booking a consultation online today.

Physical Exams

What are the types of physical exams?

The physical exam is one of the most important tools Dr. Gaskill uses to assess health and wellness. You may be surprised to learn that there are several types of physical exams. Dr. Gaskill offers physicals for most health needs, including:

  • Men’s health
  • Women’s health
  • Sports physicals
  • School physicals
  • Adoption physicals

Each check-up is tailored to your age, gender, health, and other factors. 

 

What happens during my physical exam?

Your specific health needs are unique to you and no one physical exam is like another. However, you can expect Dr. Gaskill to provide a thorough and comprehensive exam so she can fully understand your health and wellness needs. 

Your physical exam may include:

  • Biometric assessment
  • Check of your blood pressure, heart rate, and lung function
  • Evaluation of your eyes, ears, and mouth
  • Palpation of your internal organs
  • Diagnostic testing such as bloodwork and urinalysis

Depending on your age, gender, and other factors, you receive a variety of preventive care services, such as:

  • Men’s and women’s sexual health
  • Flu shots
  • Cancer screenings
  • Lifestyle counseling 
  • Nutritional supplements for chronic illnesses and overall wellness
  • Weight management and weight loss programs
  • Immunizations 

The aim of a physical exam is to improve long-term health and wellness at every stage of life — from infancy through your senior years. 

Your physical exam also gives you and Dr. Gaskill the time needed to get to know each other, which improves your patient-doctor relationship for better overall care.

 

How often do I need a physical exam?

Dr. Gaskill generally recommends a physical exam once a year. If you have a chronic health condition, Dr. Gaskill may want to see you more often. 

 

What happens during a woman’s physical exam?

A women’s physical exam also includes screenings for health conditions specific to women. Dr. Gaskill often recommends a:

  • Pap test, to look for early signs of cervical cancer
  • Breast exam, to assess changes in your breasts and look for abnormal growths
  • Pelvic exam, to look for signs of abnormality in your reproductive organs

Dr. Gaskill may suggest other screenings, such as a bone density test to evaluate whether you have osteoporosis or a mammogram.

To schedule your physical exam with a comprehensive and compassionate physician, call Leslie S. Gaskill, M.D., or book an appointment online today.