Annual Check-Up Specialist

Engliberta R Santos, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Engliberta R Santos, MD

Internal Medicine & Primary Care Physician located in Woodside, Queens, NY

Your annual check-up is your chance to ask questions, address emerging concerns and symptoms, and be proactive with your health care. Fortunately, caring internal medicine physician Engilberta R. Santos, MD, provides comprehensive and personalized annual check-ups at her private practice in Woodside, Queens, New York. From physical exams to testing and treatments, Dr. Santos and her empathic team offer medical support and prioritize improving your health and quality of life. Call the office today.

Annual Check-Up Q&A

What is an annual check-up?

Your annual check-up is your annual preventive care visit and wellness appointment with your trusted and qualified medical provider. Dr. Santos provides comprehensive annual check-ups and physical exams to evaluate your health and your risks.

The specifics and type of annual check-up you might need depends on several factors, such as your sex, age, health concerns, and medical and family history. Dr. Santos recommends a general physical exam at least once a year to develop a clear picture of your overall health.

What can I expect during my annual check-up?

Your annual check-up usually starts with a consultation and a discussion of your concerns, social and medical history, and a review of your medications.

Dr. Santos might suggest certain tests and exams to check your:

  • Skin health and complexion
  • Cholesterol
  • Blood pressure
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Blood sugar levels
  • Certain risk factors for chronic diseases 

Depending on the type of annual check-up, Dr. Santos might perform a physical exam and examine your reflexes, heart, breathing, and skin for abnormalities.

Engilberta R. Santos, MD, provides convenient and efficient lab work, and, in some cases, you can receive your results the same day.

Following your physical exam, your evaluation, and any necessary testing, your annual check-up might include a personalized plan to treat an existing or newly diagnosed medical condition.

What are the advantages of an annual check-up?

Your annual check-up provides an array of advantages, such as: 

  • Test and exam results
  • The medical care from a trusted provider
  • Professional assistance making health decisions
  • A clear explanation of your current health
  • Tips about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle

Even if you’re in good health, your annual check-up is an important and integral part of your preventive care that allows you and Dr. Santos to evaluate and lower your risks of disease. With a physical exam, Dr. Santos can detect abnormalities, such as a heart murmur or high levels of inflammation.

In-depth testing at your annual check-up can reveal abnormalities and problems that could be damaging your health and negatively impacting your quality of life. To schedule your annual check-up and prioritize your health and wellness, call Engilberta R. Santos, MD today.