The annual medical examination is the cornerstone of our successful physician-patient relationship. You will be reminded by our staff to schedule the exam each year. This meeting provides Dr. Schaffel and Dr. Lasin with the quality time required to identify health issues early and prevent conditions from deteriorating into significant problems. It also establishes the personal relationship required to enable your physician to become more valuable to you in times of need.
An extended, 60-minute wellness examination is conducted yearly by your doctor to review all aspects of your health. After a thorough physical examination, we discuss any current medical and, as appropriate, psychological or social issues in your life that may be impacting your health. A series of screening laboratories and any relevant supplemental tests are reviewed, along with potential signs and symptoms to detect early warning of disease. The meeting concludes with a summary of your key health issues and recommendations for lifestyle modifications that can result in improved health outcomes.
All tests and procedures will be scheduled prior to your extended office appointment, so that results will be available for discussion. Standard laboratory testing costs will be included in your annual membership fee, and fees for additional labs and x-rays, as medically indicated, will likely be covered by your insurance.