Internal Medicine Physician & Advanced Practice Clinicians located in Plantation, Florida
Internal Medicine Physicians & Advanced Practice Clinicians located in Plantation, FL
Routine physical examinations with your Primary Care Physician are an important part of keeping tabs on your health. You should schedule a physical exam with labs once a year as a preventative measure, and with a doctor you know and trust. At Plantation Medical Clinic, Internal Medicine Physician, Dr. Peter Simek, and his team can take care of your routine health needs. The practice, located in Plantation, Florida, is currently accepting new patients who are in need of health check-ups.
How should I prepare for my annual physical?
You usually don’t need to do anything special to prepare for a routine exam. If you’re a first-time patient, make sure you know — or write down — your family’s medical history. Aside from gathering that information, Dr. Peter Simek needs an update on your personal health.
He’ll need to know which medications you’re taking, so make a list of both prescription medications, as well as over-the-counter medications and supplements, before your appointment. When scheduling your physical examination, ask if you need to fast. If Dr. Simek needs to draw blood or collect a urine sample, you may need to fast for several hours before your visit.
One thing that’s helpful for most patients coming in for a physical exam is to write down a list of questions for Dr. Simek. Often times, you have something you’re concerned about, but then completely forget about it when you have a doctor sitting right in front of you. The day before you head in for your appointment, write down anything that you wish to discuss.
Can I schedule a well-woman exam?
Yes. The staff at Plantation Medical Clinic can assist you in scheduling your annual Pap smear with one of our Advanced Practice Clinicians. During your annual physical, in addition to checking your health, you might need a Pap smear.
Dr. Peter Simek, or one of the advanced practice clinicians, can also conduct a breast exam and go over your birth control options with you.
Do I really need an exam every year?
You want to see a physician who you’re comfortable with, just in case you do get sick or need something in a hurry. Even if you’re in tip-top shape, Dr. Peter Simek will probably want to see you at least once a year. He’ll check your vital signs during your physical, in addition to assessing your vital organs and their function. By getting checked out regularly, Dr. Simek can compare your medical health year after year and watch for signs of new or developing health conditions.
Additional Examinations Offered:
- IN-House PT / INR Testing: The specific blood test used to measure the time it takes for blood to clot is called a prothrombin time test, or protime (PT). The INR is a calculation based on results of a PT test and is used to monitor individuals who are being treated with the anticoagulation medication warfarin.
- Physicals: Patients will only be seen from the ages 18 and over.
- DOT Examinations/Physicals: DOT Examinations are available at Plantation Medical Clinic! You can take your DOT Examination/physical for $100 (includes urin dip)!