During the exam, the doctor will listen to your heart with a stethoscope to check for any possible signs of heart disease. You will be asked to breathe in slowly and deeply as your lungs are listened to.
You ears, nose, sinuses, throat and tonsils will all be examined.
The doctor will also check the appearance of your teeth and gums.
Your eyes will be checked for clarity.
The doctor will feel your neck to check the lymph nodes, thyroid gland and the carotid arteries for signs of potential problems.
You will be asked to lie down so your abdomen can be checked. The doctor will use a stethoscope to listen for healthy bowel sounds.
Tapping on the abdomen gives clues to liver size and the presence of abdominal fluid. Your abdomen will be palpated as signs of tenderness are looked for.
The doctor will test your reflexes by tapping an area in your knee with a special hammer. A bad reflex may prompt the doctor to investigate your health further.
The testicles will be examined and checked for lumps and tenderness. You will be checked for signs of hernia by coughing while the doctor feels for signs of weakness in the abdominal wall.
Your penis will be examined for warts, ulcers or other infections.
The doctor will check the size of your prostate by inserting a finger into the rectum.
Finally, the doctor will examine your neurological system and test your muscle strength. You will be asked to stand while your balance and reflexes are observed and tested.
Claire K. Willie MD
James Oliviere Jr MD
Lula Mitchell PA-C
Why you need to choose us?
Caedel Medical Group P.C. is ranked as one of Georgia’s best health care providers… Our providers at Caedel Medical Group, P.C. are caring individuals who value your insight. We are willing to put your mind at ease by taking the time to offer you clear articulate explanations to address all of your concerns. Because we are a small private practice, we are always able to give you the needed attention.