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Buffington Family Medicine

Family Practice Physicians & Psychiatry Specialists located in Keller, TX

An annual physical is an essential part of your health care. At Buffington Family Medicine in Keller, Texas, Dr. Ryan A. Buffington and the team of medical providers perform physical exams for all members of your family, ages 10 and older. Use a physical exam to manage chronic conditions and to make sure you’re living up to your optimal potential. Call the office or use the online booking agent to schedule your annual exam today.

Physicals Q & A

What happens at an annual exam?

At an annual physical exam, Dr. Buffington and his staff check critical health markers, including your blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration. You can also discuss any concerns you have about your health or unusual symptoms that you need addressed during this visit.

Dr. Buffington may order specific screening tests, including a complete blood count, metabolic panel, and cholesterol test. Visiting Buffington Family Medicine regularly also ensures you stay on top of your cancer screening schedule, including Pap smears and mammograms for women, colonoscopies for people older than 50, and prostate exams for men.

Who needs an annual exam?

You may feel fine, but that doesn’t mean you should skip your regular physical. Many chronic conditions, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and high cholesterol, have no outward symptoms but should be managed to prevent serious complications. In addition to screening for disease, a physical exam also lets you know if you’re at risk of future medical problems. Dr. Buffington also uses the time during a physical exam to educate you on how to live a healthy lifestyle.

Children should have annual exams to check that they’re growing at a healthy rate and to obtain regular vaccinations. Creating and maintaining a relationship with Dr. Buffington also means you have a provider who is familiar with you and your medical history if you should have an accident or illness.

How often should I have a physical exam?

Plan on visiting Buffington Family Medicine at least once per year for a wellness check. If you have a chronic condition, such as heart disease or diabetes, Dr. Buffington may recommend more frequent exams. Discuss your particular health needs with him to get on a regular schedule that maximizes your health.

Maintain optimal health and stay on top of your overall well-being by getting regular physical exams. Call Buffington Family Medicine to schedule one for you and the members of your family today.