Physical Exam

Physical Exam Specialist

Physical exams are a critically important part of staying healthy, especially as we get older. Dr. Gura offers comprehensive annual physical exams for patients in and around the Beverly Hills, California area, including preventive care options like age-appropriate health screenings to identify risk factors and treat issues in their earliest stages.
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Routine Care for Continued Health

Working with the same physical exam specialist helps establish a lifetime foundation for health and well-being. Dr. Gura’s goal with each patient is to build trust with patients, working closely with them to ensure their health needs are met in the best way for them. Each physical exam is carried out with the patient’s comfort in mind, with each element adapted according to your medical history.

How Often Should I Have a Physical?

Most patients should come in for a routine physical exam once every 12 months. This regimen allows us to catch any concerns in the early stages to improve outcomes and treatment options. Depending on your personal medical history, more frequent visits may be needed. For example, patients with an ongoing health condition may need to come in more frequently.

Comfort and Communication

The two most important aspects of any physical exam are that a patient feels comfortable and openly communicates with their doctor. This open line of communication allows us to better address your needs and build a comprehensive picture of your overall health. We also go the extra mile to ensure you feel at ease during your visit, from friendly staff to a modern waiting room.

Physical Exam Q & A

Having an annual physical exam provides your doctor with important information about your health so you can receive the guidance and care you need to stay healthy as you get older and as your medical needs change over time. Plus, by having exams on a yearly basis, it’s easier to identify subtle changes that could indicate the very earliest stages of a serious illness so treatment can be initiated as soon as possible. Annual exams also provide patients with an ideal opportunity to discuss any health-related concerns they may have.
Physical exams begin with a complete personal and family medical history to look for risk factors for diseases, as well as a review of any symptoms you may be having. You’ll also need to provide a list of all your current medications, including pain relievers, vitamins, and supplements taken on a routine basis. The exam itself will include blood pressure screenings and a weight measurement as well as routine screenings and evaluations of your eyes, ears, nose, throat, belly, and lungs and heart (using a stethoscope). Blood work and urinalysis may also be performed or ordered, and other tests or evaluations may also be performed depending on your specific needs. At the end of the exam, you’ll receive medical guidance aimed at addressing existing medical issues and helping you lead a healthier life.
When you schedule your exam, some tests like blood work may be ordered. It’s important to have these tests performed at least a week or so before your appointment to ensure the results will be available for review and discussion during your office visit. You should also have a list of any medications or supplements you’re taking and be prepared to discuss your personal and family medical history to help us look for potential risk factors that need to be addressed and to identify which health screenings you may need.

Questions to Ask During Your Exam

Your annual physical exam is the ideal time to ask any questions related to your health. Dr. Gura will gladly go over any concerns you have and provide recommendations to specialists when needed. Some common topics worth discussing at your exam include:


  • Any novel or concerning symptoms
  • Updates to family medical history
  • Medication and prescription questions
  • Habits, diet, and lifestyle changes
  • Mental health

Schedule Your Next Exam Today

Call our office or use our online form to reach out to Dr. Gura’s office today. By setting up your next physical exam, you are putting yourself first. Taking care of your health through routine exams and screenings is the best way to build a foundation for lifelong well-being.