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Physical Exams And Vaccinations

Soujanya Marupuru, MD

Board Certified Family Physician located in Palm Springs, CA

Since chronic diseases don’t develop overnight, routine physical exams are essential preventive care visits to stay one step ahead of serious conditions. At the office of Soujanya Marupuru, MD, you can receive comprehensive physical exams and vaccination updates in Palm Springs, California. If you’re due for a physical or know you need immunizations, click on the online scheduler or call the clinic directly to speak with a team member.

Physical Exams and Vaccinations Q & A

What happens during a physical exam?

A physical exam is an important part of your health and wellness. This is your time to have a medical professional look over your family and personal medical history and see if there are any essential screenings you may need. Depending on your health and any concerns you may bring up, your physical exam can include:

  • Lab screenings, including a blood draw and urinalysis
  • Body mass index (BMI) calculation
  • Neurological evaluation
  • Blood pressure check
  • Lung and pulse check

For men, your physical may also include a prostate exam, while for women, your physical could involve a Pap smear, pelvic exam, or breast exam. 

Do I need vaccinations during my physical exam?

Not only does Dr. Marupuru provide all of the services above (and more!) during a physical exam, she also ensure you’re up-to-date on all of your essential vaccinations. You may be due for vaccines if you haven’t had any in several years, if you’re getting ready to travel overseas, or if your job requires certain shots.

You can get any of the following vaccinations at the office of Soujanya Marupuru, MD, (to name a few):

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Zoster (shingles)
  • Pneumococcus
  • Measles
  • Tetanus

To help prevent the spread of the flu and lower your risk of infection, Dr. Marupuru also recommends getting an annual flu shot every fall.

How often do I need a physical exam?

It depends on your overall health. In general, Dr. Marupuru recommends coming in to the office around the same time each year for a physical exam and vaccination updates. But Dr. Marupuru could recommend coming in more regularly, like twice a year, if you have any of the following health issues:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Hormone imbalances

Dr. Marupuru also offers personalized weight loss services, so if you need to lose weight, she may have you check in frequently throughout your journey to weigh in and to make any necessary changes to your weight loss plan.

You can receive comprehensive physical exams and essential vaccinations at the office of Soujanya Marupuru, MD. Book your appointment online or over the phone today.

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