Annual Physicals Specialist

Pohala Clinic PC

Family Medicine & Integrative Wellness Clinic located in Portland, OR

Your overall wellness requires maintenance, and what better way to take a preventive approach than with an annual physical? At Pohala Clinic PC in Portland, Oregon, Julie Foster, FNP, MSN, is available for your regular visits that promote wellness and prevent chronic disease. At these visits, you can make sure you’re maximizing your health and identify any potential risk factors for illness. Don’t put off your annual visit. Call the office or schedule your appointment online today.

Annual Physicals Q & A

Why do I need an annual physical?

Think of an annual physical as a way to promote optimal health and wellness. Most health problems don’t cause major symptoms in their early stages, but the early stage is when treatment is usually easier and less invasive. When you come in regularly for annual physicals, Julie and her team can check on your health and run any screenings necessary to identify illness.

The practice also keeps detailed medical records and builds a relationship with you, so any changes in your health that develop slowly are noticed right away. Use your annual physical as a time to ask questions about your health and discuss how you can maximize wellness. Julie can help you live the healthiest, most energetic life possible.

What should I expect at an annual physical?

The practitioners at Pohala Clinic PC do general conventional health checks, such as your blood pressure, weight, and oxygen usage.

You meet with Julie to discuss your health, lifestyle, and any symptoms or health changes that concern you. She listens to your heart and lungs, feels your abdomen for swelling, palpates your thyroid and lymph nodes, and looks for any signs of disease.

Julie also reviews your wellness goals, whether that’s to lose weight, sleep better, or improve your dietary habits. She can help you reach these goals with smart strategies. She can show you simple, easy adjustments to make that don’t dramatically impact your lifestyle, but do give you the tools you need to maximize your future health.

If you need any other health screenings or treatments, Julie can provide them or refer you to a specialist, if necessary. Screenings may include blood tests to check your cholesterol and glucose levels as well as evaluation of your blood pressure.

What therapies complement annual physicals?

Julie and her team can help guide you with dietary or physical activity changes that promote optimal health. They also provide massage, acupuncture, and other holistic wellness strategies to facilitate your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Schedule your annual physical with Pohala Clinic PC. Call the office or book an appointment using the online tool.