What to expect:
A medical evaluation, or examination, is a clinical appraisal of an individual’s health. A medical evaluation achieves this goal by assessing the patient’s physical health through a series of examinations.
Your doctor will look at your health history and then will check your vital signs, such as heart rate, temperature and blood pressure. The doctor will also perform a comprehensive physical exam during the visit.
Sometimes, in a single visit, there may not enough time to discuss all of the above items and to also talk about worsening chronic medical problems or new concerning symptoms or lab results. Follow up visits to further discuss these other concerns may be necessary.