Physical Exam

Hanumantha Kolusu, MD -  - Internist

Hanumantha Kolusu, MD

Internist located in Quad Cities, Moline, IL

A regular physical exam is one of the most important things you can do to take control of your health. If you’re in the Quad Cities, Hanumantha R. Kolusu, MD, offers quality physical examinations from his office, H R Kolusu MDPC, in Moline, Illinois. For an annual physical, sports physical, well-woman exam, or job-related physical, call or schedule an appointment online with his office.

Physical Exam Q & A

What is a physical exam?

Physical examination, physical exam, or physical are all terms that refer to an assessment of your overall health and wellness. Dr. Kolusu performs your physical exam in the comfort of his office.

The purpose of a physical exam is to:

  • Assess your overall state of health
  • Assess any signs or symptoms of the disease
  • Monitor existing health problems
  • Identify your health risks, including risk for cancer
  • Answer any questions or concerns you have
  • Evaluate your mental health, including stress level
  • Evaluate your medications
  • Encourage healthy habits
  • Build trust with your primary care provider

Dr. Kolusu serves as the coordinator of your health care team. In the course of his examination, he may identify a need to refer you for diagnostic services or to specialists to prevent, diagnose, or treat your health concerns.

Why do I need a physical exam?

Regular physical examinations are an opportunity for you to get an accurate picture of your health to equip you to make educated decisions regarding your lifestyle and health care.

You may also need a physical exam for:

  • Work-related requirements
  • Sports involvement
  • Medicare or health insurance requirements
  • Government requirements, such as with immigration application

In some cases, such as with the Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals, specific assessments and reporting are necessary.

What does a physical exam entail?

Your physical exam is specific to your health history, your specific symptoms or concerns, your health risks, and the purpose of your physical.  In general, a physical exam includes:

  • Assessment of major body systems
  • Vision and hearing testing
  • Updated health history
  • Skin assessment
  • Weight and height
  • Routine blood work
  • Urinalysis

Depending on your age, health history, increased risks, or symptoms, Dr. Kolusu may order additional blood work, medications, cancer screenings, or EKG.

How does a physical exam affect my health care?

Using information he collects from your regular physical exams, Dr. Kolusu can create a more personalized, holistic plan of care. He utilizes a specialized informatics tool for processing information about your physical and mental health. Then, he may make changes to your treatment plan, suggest new medications or treatments, or recommend lifestyle changes that may benefit your wellness.

Dr. Kolusu may also recommend self-management of excessive tension (SMET), a yoga program designed especially for professionals who deal with high levels of stress. As a yogi, a specialist in the art and science of yoga, Dr. Kolusu understands the benefits of yoga to improve your overall wellness.

To take control of your health, call or schedule an appointment online with H R Kolusu MDPC for a physical exam.