Physicals Specialist

David Boyd, MD -  - Family Medicine


David Boyd, MD

Family Medicine located in Goodyear, AZ

Many people avoid going to the doctor unless they are ill, but regular physical checkups are the best preventive measure against developing long-term health issues. Annual physicals help your doctor find and treat problems early on. David Boyd, MD, performs annual and sports physicals at P3MD in Goodyear, Arizona, so his patients can enjoy good health for years to come. To learn more about getting a physical, call the office or go online to schedule an appointment today.

Physicals Q & A

Why are regular physicals important?

Regular physicals allow Dr. Boyd to get an extended view of your health, catch problems early, and treat them before they develop into chronic health issues. These visits also let Dr. Boyd track the progress of your health, get to know your lifestyle goals, and help you achieve changes for a healthier lifestyle.

Your age, personal medical background, family history, and everyday lifestyle determine how often you need a physical, as you may need them more than once a year.

What does Dr. Boyd check during a physical exam?

Dr. Boyd asks you questions about your general wellness and medical history. During a physical exam, he:

  • Examines your body for unusual marks or growths
  • Checks the size, placement, and feel of different organs
  • Uses a stethoscope to check your lungs and heart
  • Checks your height, weight, body temperature, and pulse

If you have any specific concerns or questions, communicate them to Dr. Boyd. A physical exam is your time to ask any health-related questions. 

What can I do to prepare for a physical?

Before coming in for your physical, prepare the following to get the most out of your time with Dr. Boyd:

  • List of any medication you take
  • List of any troubling symptoms
  • Medical history
  • If you have a chronic condition, please bring your latest test results

Dr. Boyd suggests dressing in comfortable clothing for your physical, without any excessive jewelry or makeup.

What do physicals help with?

During your physical, Dr. Boyd performs tests to check for the following conditions:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Abnormal blood sugar levels 
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart abnormalities 
  • Cancer

Dr. Boyd performs tests to identify underlying conditions, even if you aren’t complaining of any symptoms. According to the results, Dr. Boyd recommends further testing or diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes to improve your health. 

How much is a physical exam?

Physicals are included with your annual membership package at P3MD. If you’re unsure about whether your plan covers this exam, call the office and the staff will find a solution for your individual health care needs.

To book your annual physical, call the office or use the online scheduling tool to make an appointment today.