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An overwhelming majority of health professionals, medical researchers, and professional medical organizations recommend immunization. Getting immunized is important for at least two reasons: to protect yourself and to protect those around you. Vaccines are the best way we have to prevent infectious disease. A successful immunization program depends on the cooperation of every person.
Vaccinations prevent you or your child from getting diseases for which there are often no medical treatments. These illnesses can result in serious complications and even death.
Getting immunized costs less than getting treated for the diseases that the shots protect you from.
If exposure to a disease occurs in a community, there is little to no risk of an epidemic if people have been immunized.
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Annual physical exams are a vital part of a preventative illness measure taken to ensure a long and healthy life for you and your family. Parents often make certain their children receive an annual exam, however exams become increasingly important into adulthood. Nothing can replace the importance of daily exercise, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking, but healthprofessionals can use an annual exam to keep abreast of signs and symptoms that could lead to aserious illness. During these exams, we will assess your family history and note your vital signs including your blood pressure, heart rate, respiration rate and temperature.
Male Physical Exam
An annual physical exam for men might also include:
Testicular exam: A doctor can check each testicle for lumps, tenderness, or changes in size. Most men with testicular cancer notice a growth before seeing a doctor.
Hernia exam: The famous "turn your head and cough" checks for a weakness in theabdominal wall between the intestines and scrotum.
Penis exam: A doctor might notice evidence of sexually transmitted infections suchas warts or ulcers on the penis.
Prostate exam: Inserting a finger in the rectum lets a doctor feel the prostate for itssize and any suspicious areas.
Female Physical Exam
A woman's annual exam might include:
Breast exam: Feeling for abnormal lumps may detect breast cancer or benign breast conditions. The doctor will also check the lymph nodes in the underarm areaand look for visual abnormalities of the breasts.
Pelvic exam: The pelvic exam allows examination of the vulva, vagina, and cervix. Routine checks for sexually transmitted infections are often done. A Pap test can screen for cervical cancer.
Team Sports Physicals
We also provide physicals for area athletic teams. Stop by today so we can provide you with a professional physical exam in a timely manner so you can get back to playing the sports you love.
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At Immanuel Family Practice, we know that early detection is one of the most important factors to surviving cancer. Whether you have a family medical history, lifestyle, and other factors that indicate that you are at greater risk for cancer, or if you are in a low-risk group with no symptoms of the disease, regular screenings are critical to successfully diagnosing and treating cancer. People who are experiencing symptoms that may be related to cancer should come see us immediately.
Those age 20 and older should have periodic health exams, including a cancer-related checkup. Depending on your age, gender and family history,you may be examined for cancers of the thyroid, oral cavity, skin, lymph nodes, testes, and ovaries. In addition, we also recommends the following special tests for specific types of cancers as listed below:
Breast cancer: Starting at age 40, yearly mammograms are recommended and should continue for as long as a woman is in good health.
Colon and rectal cancer: Men and women at average risk for developing colorectal cancer should be screened beginning at age 50.
Cervical cancer: At Immanuel we recommend that all women should begin cervical cancer screening about three years after beginning vaginal intercourse, but no later than 21 years old.
Endometrial (uterine) cancer: At the time of menopause, all women should be informed about the risks and symptoms of endometrial cancer, and strongly encouraged to report to us for any unexpected bleeding or spotting.
Prostate cancer: Based on your personal history and your level of risk for developing this cancer, we will work with you to decide what the best timing for this screening.
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