Physical Exam for Men in Powdersville, SC
Walk-in 7 days a week or call (864) 207-4257 to schedule a men’s physical exam with one of our experienced physicians in Powdersville at AFC Urgent Care Center.
A thorough physical exam for men is available 7 days a week at AFC Urgent Care in Powdersville, SC with no appointment needed. No man in Powdersville can use the excuse, “I can’t find a doctor who has an open schedule.” Simply walk into our medical facility and get a physical exam today.
If you are a man who is getting older, you need yearly physical exams in order to maintain good health. Catching illnesses and diseases early is key to prevent further problems as you age. Detecting them through screenings is often the only way of finding out as many health issues do not show any overt symptoms until they are in their advance stages. Just like getting your car regularly inspected to prevent expensive breakdowns, you should receive a regular exam to avoid expensive treatments.
Worried you’ll have to wait hours and hours before you’ll be seen? You shouldn’t. This isn’t an emergency room and our waits are usually minimal. Our board-certified physicians will see you promptly and our center accepts most major insurance. We are open 7 days a week with extended hours during weekdays. Our staff can also forward the results of your exam to your primary care doctor at your request.
Why come in for a yearly physical exam?
Early detection is key to managing or treating a disease or illness. Our yearly physical exam will screen and test for a variety of conditions that affect men. We’ll work with you to develop a management or treatment plan for anything we detect during your exam. When you visit our urgent care center, our doctor will chat with you about your medical history and the medical history of your family. We’ll use this information to determine which tests and screenings are right for you. The most common screenings at AFC Urgent Care Powdersville include:
Body Mass Index
Your Body Mass Index or BMI is a percentage of body fat you have compared to your height and weight. We’ll use this number to check for obesity.
Having high cholesterol often leads to heart disease. If you are over the age of 35, this should be checked yearly to make sure you are within normal levels. Catching high levels early makes it far easier to manage and prevents long term health complications.
High blood pressure is often a contributing factor to stroke and kidney disease. Lower your risk for these conditions by having a yearly screening of your blood pressure. If it is too high, we’ll help you manage it and bring it down over time.
Catching cancer early dramatically increases the chances of a successful treatment. Unfortunately, early stages of cancer often don’t show any symptoms. Men over the age of 50 should be screened yearly for cancer. At our urgent care center, we will check for prostate, colorectal, lung, oral, and skin cancer.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
We are very experienced with screening for many common STDs. We can include these screenings in your yearly exam. Our onsite lab allows us to return results to you quickly during your visit. The STDs we most often test for are Syphilis, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea.
Receiving a HIV test is highly suggested if you fall into one of these categories:
- Have sex with men
- Have unprotected sex with multiple partners
- Have ever injected drugs
- Have ever paid for sex
- Have had partners in the past who are infected with HIV
- Are being treated for additional STDs
- Had a blood transfusion between 1978 and 1985
We will screen you for this treatable disease. Feeling little if any interest in your daily life recently or just generally feel “down” all the time? Talk to our physician on how we can get you some help.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a large or swollen blood vessel that can burst in your stomach. In many cases, there is no warning. You are at higher risk for this condition if you have smoked more than 100 cigarettes in your lifetime and are between the ages of 65 and 75. If you think you fall into this category, ask your doctor to screen for this condition.
Having a blood pressure reading consistently higher than 135/80 can be a sign of diabetes. Get tested for this disease that can affect your feet, eyes, kidneys, heart, and nerves. Catching it early can allow you to make changes to your lifestyle to manage this condition or in some cases reverse it.
Men in the Powdersville, SC area have no reason not to have a checkup. Visit AFC Urgent Care Powdersville today for a thorough medical exam with no appointment needed. You’ll receive top notch medical care without breaking the bank. Questions about this physical or other services we provide at our medical facility? Call our friendly staff today at: 864-207-4257.