Physical Examinations And Annual Check-ups

Dr. Dan Bishwakarma and his staff offer comprehensive physical examinations and annual checkups to patients in and around Alexandria, Virginia. Patients are encouraged to visit Prime Medical Care, LLC, for all of their physical examinations and annual checkups.

Physical Examinations and Annual Checkups Q & A

by Dan Bishwakarma, MD

What is involved in a physical examination?

Dr. Bishwakarma offers annual and periodic physical exams to all patients. During these visits, he tries to explore risks factors for preventable diseases based on patient’s personal, social and family history. In addition, he gives sports physical exam, pre-employment physical exam and preoperative physical exams. An annual checkup or physical examination normally involves checking a patient's vital signs, performing necessary screenings for cancer and other health conditions, and evaluating the person's general health. If the physical is related to athletics or a work-related examination, their heart rate, respirations, and dexterity may also be evaluated. While an annual physical is used to uncover potential health problems, sports and work-related physicals are used to determine if a person is fit enough to participate in strenuous levels of activity. A thorough physical examination can uncover a variety of issues such as hernias, digestive disorders, and joint conditions.

What is a pre-operative clearance exam?

Dr. Bishwakarma conducts pre-operative exams frequently.  A pre-operative clearance exam is performed prior to any type of surgery. Dr. Bishwakarma will evaluate the patient's overall health to determine whether or not their body can withstand the upcoming procedure. If a person shows signs of an infection or any other type of health condition that may affect how they respond to the anesthesia, the doctor may recommend postponing the procedure until the condition has cleared up. He also refers patient to a cardiologist, a pulmonologist or other specialist as needed based on the medical history of patient and risks involved with operation.

Why are sports and work-related exams essential?

Athletic activities and work responsibilities may require a person to maintain a certain degree of health and physical fitness. Sports and work-related physicals evaluate a person's overall health and also check for potential problems with movement or the structure of the body. It’s important to eliminate any potential health risks prior to the patient participating in any type of strenuous activity. If a health problem is detected, it can be treated and the patient can be re-evaluated. Sports and work-related physicals are designed to prove that a person is fit enough to perform a specific job. This protects both the patient and the company if an accident or injury occurs while the person is performing their duties.

Accepted Insurances

Dr. Bishwakarma accepts most major insurances, including the ones listed here as well as payment out of pocket. If you do not see your insurance listed, please call our office to confirm we accept your plan.

Aetna
Anthem
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Medicaid
Medicare
Tricare
United Healthcare
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    Dr. Bishwakarma and his staff are wonderful. 'Dr. B' is very knowledgeable, thorough, and has a warm, caring demeanor. He's been there for my mom and myself time and ti

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    "I greatly enjoy going to Dr. Bishwakarma. He is friendly and his office is clean. He listens to my concerns regarding my ailments and runs the necessary tests to ensure

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Prime Medical Care, LLC
8101 Hinson Farm Road, Suite 208
Alexandria, VA 22306
Phone: 703-429-0846
Fax: 703-746-8407
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