Annual Physicals Specialist

Ninth Avenue Internal Medicine

Internists located in Denver, CO

Scheduling annual physicals to catch signs of chronic diseases early, before serious health problems arise, can add years to your life. Patient health and wellness is internal medicine specialists Dr. Igor Borisov and Dr. Daniel Witten's top priority. At Ninth Avenue Internal Medicine in Denver, Dr. Borisov and Dr. Witten offer annual physicals to patients of all ages. Call his office today to learn more, or book an appointment online.

Annual Physicals Q & A

Ninth Avenue Internal Medicine

What does an annual physical exam entail?

When you visit Ninth Avenue Internal Medicine for an annual physical, Dr. Borisov and Dr. Witten will review your medical history with you and performs a thorough physical examination to check for or manage health conditions and chronic disease risk factors.

During your appointment, Dr. Borisov or Dr. Witten will check your weight, blood pressure, and breathing levels. He also monitors your cholesterol and blood sugar levels, if needed. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a health condition, he may order lab, imaging, breathing, or skin-prick tests.

Which health screenings do I need?

Depending on your age, gender, symptoms, risk factors, and health status, Dr. Borisov or Dr. Witten recommend certain health screenings at appropriate intervals. Older adults often have more health screening requirements than young adults, but it depends on your overall health.

Because they are board certified as an internal medicine specialist, Dr. Borisov or Dr. Witten is uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat various chronic and acute health conditions, such as:

  • High blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Colorectal, breast, cervical, and prostate cancers
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Digestive disorders

Whether you’re suffering from chronic migraines, neurological disorders (such as muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, spina bifida, or memory disorders), ADHD, or a digestive disorder, you’re in good hands at Ninth Avenue Internal Medicine.

Dr. Borisov or Dr. Witten will let you know how often to schedule a physical exam. It might be once a year if you’re healthy, or more often if you have a chronic disease, such as diabetes or a thyroid disorder, to properly manage your condition.

How should I prepare for my annual physical?

If you’re a new patient, be ready to provide details about your past medical history and care, and have a list of medications you’re currently taking, as well as the dosages. If you have symptoms of a chronic disease or other health problem, write them down so you’ll remember to discuss your concerns with Dr. Borisov or Dr. Witten.

When it’s time for your first or next annual physical, call Ninth Avenue Internal Medicine or schedule an appointment online.