Annual Physical Specialist

Central Florida Family Practice

Board Certified Family Practice located in Saint Cloud, FL

Regular visits to a qualified family medical practitioner, such as Dr. Elba Masid, helps you stay on top of your health. Visit Central Florida Family Practice, located in Saint Cloud, Florida, for your annual exams and to receive other physicals for sports and employment. Call the office or book an appointment online to schedule your annual exam or physical, so you can catch any health changes before they become serious.

Annual Physical Q & A

Central Florida Family Practice

Why is an annual health exam important?

You may feel like you’re in good health, but many chronic conditions, including high blood pressure, have no outward symptoms. Plus, establishing a relationship with a doctor, such as Dr. Masid, allows her to monitor changes in your health that could indicate future problems. Visiting the doctor only when you’re sick doesn’t make sense. When you’re coming in for preventive purposes, you can review your medications and ask general health questions.

Creating a relationship with the office also makes it easy for Dr. Masid to conduct annual physicals for school or sports teams. Annual exams also allow her to monitor your blood pressure, your weight, and your emotional health. Dr. Masid can provide you with better care when she knows you and your medical history, and doesn’t just see you periodically for a sore throat or digestive distress.

What types of annual exams are available?

You may come in for a general annual exam that involves a physical review, basic blood tests, and monitoring of any chronic conditions, including diabetes or hypertension. Annual examinations for women include well-woman visits that include a pelvic exam, Pap smear, and breast exam. During your annual exam, Dr. Masid may also suggest tests such as colonoscopies and mammograms to further monitor your health. Central Florida Family Practice also meets Medicare required physical HEDIS measures.

You can also visit Central Florida Family Practice for annual sports physicals and school exams. Dr. Masid can make sure you’re healthy enough to undergo the rigors of your chosen sport and provide you with any vaccines required.

Why should women get an annual exam?

An annual well-woman exam is an opportunity to care for your reproductive health. You receive screening tests, such as a Pap smear for cervical cancer, and can go over any questions you might have about your cycle or unusual pain. If you’re sexually active, a well-woman exam might be a time to raise questions about sexually transmitted diseases and birth control.

To schedule your annual exam, call Central Florida Family Practice or book an appointment using the online tool.