Annual Physical Exams Specialist

Lilia Hernandez, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Lilia Hernandez, MD

Internal Medicine located in Brownsville, TX

With annual physical exams, you can give your body the level of care it needs to protect your health in the long-term. Lilia H. Hernandez MD offers annual physical exams to people in and around Brownsville, Texas, to help them enjoy the healthiest lives possible. To schedule your physical with Dr. Hernandez, call the office or make an appointment online today.

Annual Physical Exams Q & A

What happens during annual physical exams?

When you schedule an annual physical exam with Dr. Hernandez, you should expect two main parts to your appointment.

A discussion about your health history

During this conversation with Dr. Hernandez, you talk about any conditions that have affected your family members so she can identify if you have a heightened risk for any chronic conditions. 

You also talk about your habits and choices, like what you usually eat, how much you exercise, and whether you smoke. This helps Dr. Hernandez best personalize care for you. 

You also have the opportunity to bring up any questions you may have during this conversation. If you’ve been wondering about a change you’ve noticed in your body or you’ve been considering making a health shift, Dr. Hernandez can provide insight and guidance. 

A physical exam

Your annual visit also includes a physical exam. This includes some components that are standard for all patients — like listening to your heart and checking your blood pressure — but 

Dr. Hernandez may suggest other components based on your risk factors. She may recommend specific screenings based on your age, sex, and family health history. 

Ultimately, Dr. Hernandez makes sure to check for any condition affecting your body, even one that hasn’t caused any symptoms. 

Who should get annual physical exams?

Every adult should get a physical once a year. This way, Dr. Hernandez can screen you for any conditions that could threaten your well-being. Many of the most common conditions, like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, have few or no symptoms early on.

As an internist, Dr. Hernandez specializes in providing comfortable, convenient physicals for adults. 

Why do I need a physical exam annually?

By visiting Dr. Hernandez each year, you can rest easy knowing a medical expert has thoroughly checked you for a broad range of conditions, including those that are most likely to affect you based on your specific risk factors. 

Don’t wait to get the regular care you need to protect your health. To schedule your annual physical exam, call the office or book an appointment online today.