An annual physical exam with Dr. Hong Davis includes a complete medical history, a complete physical exam, and usually the following tests: blood tests, EKG, urine analysis, stool occult blood test, and an InBody Scan.
Blood tests: we draw blood in our center, and send to LabCorp for testing.
complete blood count (CBC)
fasting blood sugar
chemistry panels: liver function, kidney function, serum electrolytes
thyroid screening test TSH
more items if needed
An electrocardiogram records the electrical signals in your heart. It detects heart problems and monitors the heart’s status in many situations. The sensors (electrodes) that can detect the electrical activity of your heart are attached to your chest and limbs for a few minutes. It is a non-invasive, painless test with quick results.
A urinalysis is a test of your urine. A urinalysis is to detect and manage a wide range of disorders, such as urinary tract infections, kidney disease, and diabetes. It checks your urine appearance, concentration, and content of urine.
Fecal occult blood test:
The fecal occult blood test (FOBT) is a test to check stool samples for hidden (occult) blood.
Occult blood in the stool may indicate colon cancer or polyps in the colon or rectum — though not all cancers or polyps bleed.
If a fecal occult blood test is positive(blood detected), additional tests may be needed to determine the source of the bleeding. The fecal occult blood test can only detect the presence or absence of blood — it doesn’t indicate potential sources of bleeding.
-Screen for colon cancer. If you’re age 50 or older and at average risk of colon cancer, your doctor may recommend a fecal occult blood test every year to screen for colon cancer. A presence of blood may warrant further investigation through colonoscopy.
-Evaluate the possible causes of unexplained anemia. Anemia is a condition in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your tissues. Sometimes a fecal occult blood test is used to determine whether bleeding in your digestive tract — such as a bleeding ulcer — is contributing to anemia.
Sometimes, imaging exams like X-rays and ultrasounds are necessary to get a better idea of the structural changes of the internal organs.