Physical Exam Specialist

Vincent D. Ho, Inc.

Family Medicine located in Rosemead, CA

A yearly physical exam helps protect your health and prevent problems that could develop into serious conditions. Dr. Vincent D. Ho of Rosemead, California, is a family physician with a passion for helping you avoid long-term health concerns. If you are due for a physical exam, call or book your appointment online today to take a step toward protecting your own health.

Physical Exam Q & A

What is a physical exam?

A physical exam, or annual physical, is a preventive measure for maintaining your health. On a yearly basis, Dr. Ho suggests a thorough exam to get a snapshot of your general health and identify any new health concerns.

The purposes of a yearly exam are:

  • To monitor existing health conditions
  • To look for any signs of developing health conditions
  • To evaluate your current medication list
  • To encourage healthy habits and lifestyle

Each physical exam also helps you build trust and confidence in Dr. Ho. These yearly exams help him to create the best ongoing plan of care for you.


What does a physical exam entail?

Your physical exam includes elements that help Dr. Ho get a complete picture of your ongoing state of health, and includes:

  • Updated health history
  • Physical assessment
  • Routine blood work
  • Medication evaluation

Depending on your age, existing health conditions, or elevated risk for certain health problems, Dr. Ho suggests other diagnostic studies or specific assessments that benefit your long-term health. These may include:

  • Urinalysis  
  • Colorectal screening
  • Diabetes testing
  • Specific blood work
  • Breast exam
  • EKG

Dr. Ho proudly offers in-office blood draws, a service that is both convenient and helps expedite diagnostic results. Once he receives these results, Dr. Ho or his staff call you with any updated information.


What does a physical assessment involve?

When you arrive at Dr. Ho’s office, he collects your information and performs a thorough physical assessment that includes checks of each of your major systems. This assessment includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • Hearing and vision testing
  • Vital signs
  • Lung sounds
  • Oxygen levels
  • Heart sounds
  • Muscle and joint movement
  • Skin condition
  • Reflexes and nerve health

Dr. Ho customizes his assessment for you, depending on pre-existing conditions or areas of higher risk or concern. Dr. Ho may also use this information to help you determine what areas you may need to improve on for a better long-term health, such as:

  • Smoking cessation counseling
  • Weight management
  • Stress management

Together, you and Dr. Ho create a plan to effectively protect and manage your health.

For the sake of your long-term health, call or book your appointment online today for physical exam.

*Individual results may vary