Physicals

Pinnacle Primary Clinic

Family Practice located in Bakersfield, CA

Even if you’re healthy, you should have annual physicals. Your doctor learns a lot about you and your health at those yearly visits to help you maintain your health. Dr. Gohar Gevorgyan, Dr. Fakruddin Hasta, physician assistant Eural Gordon, and nurse practitioner Renee Rocha offer annual, sports, workplace, and school physicals at Pinnacle Primary Care. If you live in the Bakersfield, California area and you need to schedule a physical, contact the clinic by calling or clicking the “book now” button.

Physicals Q & A

What’s the purpose of a physical?

Your annual physical is an opportunity for you and your doctor to assess your health status and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment, medication, or habits. Your doctor can evaluate and address anything and everything that might be a concern.

The providers at Pinnacle Primary Care also use your annual visit as a chance to monitor chronic conditions, offer counsel, and, if needed, help you refocus on your health. Your annual check-in with your doctor serves as a reminder to make improvements between appointments.

Finally, a lot of people use their annual physical to bring up health concerns that develop over the course of the year. If you haven’t made a separate appointment for those concerns, you can always bring them up at your annual visit.

What happens during a physical?

At your annual checkup, you can update your doctor about any changes to your personal or family health history. Your doctor can then pay special attention to any areas of concern in your health records.

After answering questions about your health, your doctor performs a physical exam. They can assess your skin, your mental state, and your motor function. During the physical exam, your doctor checks:

  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Body temperature
  • How your heart and lungs sound
  • Balance and reflexes
  • Ears, eyes, and throat
  • Neck glands
  • Abdomen

Your doctor can also address issues specifically related to male and female health during your appointment. They may also order blood work, urinalysis, or other tests based on your age and risk factors.

What types of physicals do you offer?

The team at Pinnacle Primary Care offers complete physicals for men, women, and children at any age for any occasion. Besides annual physicals, they also provide:

  • School readiness exams
  • Sports physicals
  • Work-related checkups
  • Well-child visits
  • Well-woman check-ups, pelvic exams, and Pap smears

If you need to schedule an annual, sports, or work physical, contact Pinnacle Primary Care online or over the phone.