Physical Exams

Physical Exams services offered in San Diego, CA

Physical exams are an essential part of good health and should never be overlooked. Residents of San Diego, California, can rely on Azam Shamani, MD, of A Shamani Inc for comprehensive and compassionate physical exams. Booking your visit is fast and easy using the online scheduling page, and you can also call the office to check availability. 

Why are physical exams so important?

Far too many people only come to see a doctor once a serious illness or injury arises. This approach robs you of all that preventive medicine has to offer. It can also leave you at risk of serious health consequences if you don’t catch disease in the early stages.


Working with a skilled primary care provider and coming in for routine physical exams is an essential part of health and wellness. These visits take very little time and deliver numerous benefits. They are also an opportunity for you to ask questions and receive guidance on all aspects of your health.

What happens during a physical exam?

The initial portion of the visit involves gathering information about the current health of your body. Expect a check of your height and weight, in addition to these basic health markers:


  • Temperature
  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Breathing function 
  • Skin condition
  • Reflexes
  • Basic vision and hearing


Blood testing might be part of the process and can reveal an astounding amount of information about your organs and systems. 


You also discuss any noticeable changes or areas of concern. This information helps your practitioner determine which additional screenings you need. You also share a full list of any medications or supplements you take.


Physical exams also provide a chance to explore ways you can enhance your health on your own. You might discuss ways to improve your nutrition, get more exercise, manage stress, or improve sleep quality.

How often do I need to come in for physical exams?

Most people benefit from coming in for annual physical exams. The routine timing ensures any changes are detected early. 


If you have a chronic health issue, you may need to come in more frequently. Chronic disease management can help you feel and function better and improve your health readings. 


Of course, if you’re feeling unwell, acute illness visits, also called sick visits, offer a path toward relief. Urgent care is also available for pressing health needs, and walk-in visits can be accommodated.


To book your next physical exam, call the office to find a time that fits your life. Online booking is also an option. Just click from anywhere, any time of day or night.