Annual Preventative Physical Specialist

Keven Tagdiri, M.D.

Internists located in Encinitas, CA

An annual preventive physical is an essential aspect to your health care — whether you want to improve your health, prevent disease, or simply feel your best. Dr. Keven Tagdiri has provided comprehensive annual physicals for men and women in Encinitas, California, since 1991. You’re treated like a whole person — not just a collection of symptoms or concerns — when you visit Keven Tagdiri, MD. Call or schedule your annual physical today and get care with compassion.

Annual Preventative Physical Q&A

What is included in an annual preventive physical?

During your annual preventive physical, Dr. Tagdiri pays attention to all aspects of your health, including mind, body, and spirit. He takes a full-person approach to health and provides specific recommendations to help you prevent disease. Your annual physical includes:

  • Updating your medical history, including medications
  • Vital signs, including your temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and breathing rate
  • Heart exam
  • Lung exam
  • Head and neck exam
  • Abdominal exam
  • Neurological exam
  • Skin exam
  • Extremity exam

Dr. Tagdiri performs additional testing specific to the needs of men and women. He also tailors your exam to include specific areas of concerns or symptoms you’re experiencing.

Are laboratory tests included in an annual physical?

Yes, basic blood work — including a complete blood count — is included in your annual physical.  The blood work checks the levels of cholesterol in your blood and common markers of disease and infections.

If you have a chronic health issue or specific complaints, Dr. Tagdiri also orders specialized testing, as indicated. This may include blood sugar monitoring for diabetes, urinalysis, or thyroid testing.

Why is an annual preventive physical important?

Since annual physicals provide a comprehensive overview of your health, Dr. Tagdiri is able to identify any unusual changes you’re experiencing or potential signs of illness or chronic disease. Annual physicals also give you the opportunity to discuss healthy habits and lifestyle changes that can benefit you.

Dr. Tagdiri provides personalized recommendations to help you improve or maintain your health. Depending on the current state of your health, he provides suggestions regarding exercise, nutrition, sleep, and stress management, as needed.

Do I need a follow-up visit after an annual physical?

If Dr. Tagdiri identifies any medical issues during your physical, you may need a follow-up visit for additional testing or treatment. In some cases, you may need to fast before a blood test or receive a series of immunizations for work or travel.

Dr. Tagdiri discusses follow-up care based on his findings during your physical and helps you schedule your next visit in an appropriate time frame. The office provides flexible scheduling options to work with you so that you always get the care you need when you need it.

If it’s time for your annual physical, schedule your visit online or by calling Keven Tagdiri, MD, now./