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Physical Exam Specialist

Jeffery Tun, MD

Primary Care Physician located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Forest Hills, NY

Knowing about your health and your body’s functioning can help you better take care of your body at any level of health. In his Midtown East, Manhattan, and Forest Hills, Queens, offices, Jeffery Tun, MD, provides comprehensive physical exams and can identify early signs of diseases with no symptoms. To book your next physical exam, call the New York City offices directly, or use the convenient online scheduling tool today.

Physical Exam Q&A

What is a physical exam?

A physical exam is a vital part of preventive health care. During a physical exam with Dr. Tun, he assesses numerous aspects of your health and overall wellbeing to identify early signs of diseases and health complications.

Dr. Tun compares your results to the averages for someone of your same age and gender. He also compares them to past results from your previous physical exams. 

If Dr. Tun finds anything out of the ordinary for you, he might recommend further testing like ultrasound imaging or lab tests before creating an appropriate treatment plan. 

Ultrasound imaging can help him identify conditions that don’t cause symptoms or that he can only identify with a view of your organs or blood flow. Lab testing can help him diagnose infections or other conditions affecting your body’s chemistry.

What happens during a physical exam?

Your physical exams might change slightly as your risk for certain diseases and conditions increases with age. Each physical exam includes biometric analytics, a clinical screening that measures many parts of your health, and several important physical characteristics. 

During your biometric screening, Dr. Tun measures your:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood sugar
  • Cholesterol

Dr. Tun looks you over for any changes or abnormalities that could indicate an underlying health condition. He checks your ears, nose, throat, eyes, and skin, and may ask to check your balance and reflexes. All of these measurements and metrics compose a comprehensive picture of your health. 

You may also ask questions during your physical exam and bring up any changes that you’ve noticed since your previous visit to Dr. Tun’s office. 

How often should I get physical exams?

Most people should get a physical exam once a year to keep track of their health and find early signs of health complications. 

However, Dr. Tun might tell you to get physical exams more frequently if you have an ongoing health condition or if you’re undergoing treatment for one. In such cases, physical exams can help you track the progression of your disease and find out if your treatment is effective.

You might also need physical exams for other purposes. If you’re in school, newly employed, or want to participate in sports, you may be required to get a physical exam to show that you’re healthy enough to do your schoolwork, perform your job duties, or play your sport safely. 

If you’re due for a physical exam or have questions about your health and want to get one for peace of mind, book an appointment by phone or online with Jeffery Tun, MD, today.