Annual Physical Exam

Blood tests are a very important part of your annual physical examination. Selecting the right tests and interpreting them correctly can help you prevent many future health problems. This video details the difference between the Comprehensive Blood Chemistry Screen, which is much preferred, and the HMO Blood Chemistry Screen, which is what most people get. Why do most people get the HMO panel? Because that is what their insurance pays for and secondly because medical practice is not prevention orientated. Here is part 1.

Here is part 2 of Your Annual Physical Examination. Analyzing the results of your blood tests over a period of years can point to important trends that impact your health. Watch the cholesterol, blood glucose and triglycerides gradually rise in this video.