Carolinas HealthCare System

Annual Comprehensive Examination

Your physician will customize your annual exam. These services may be recommended annually for your health and wellness review based on your individual needs:

Health Risk Assessment Questionnaire completed online or at time of visit:

  • Review of history and all medical concerns
  • Review of immunizations
  • Multisystem physical examination
  • Vision screening/color blindness screening
  • Audiogram for hearing evaluation

Blood and laboratory tests personalized for age and health status:

  • Complete blood count
  • Comprehensive metabolic profile (electrolytes, blood sugar, liver and kidney function, total proteins and albumin)
  • Urinalysis
  • Thyroid function tests
  • PSA and pap smears when age appropriate
  • Hemoccult testing for blood in stool
  • Other expansive profiles as deemed necessary

Diagnostics laboratory blood tests:

Screen of lipoproteins, inflammatory markers, insulin level and other appropriate studies.

Fitness assessment may include:

  • Resting ECG
  • Exercise treadmill test
  • Strength and flexibility measurements
  • Calculation of body mass index
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Nutrition and exercise consultation
  • Optional measurement of body fat and resting/active metabolic rate by Bod Pod equipment.

Additional evaluations may be recommended and scheduled at patient’s request or physician’s recommendation. These might include:

  • Bone mineral density test
  • Echocardiogram of the heart
  • Ultrasound of carotid arteries
  • Measurement of carotid artery wall thickness
  • Ultrasound of peripheral arteries
  • Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Cardiovascular stress testing for coronary heart disease
  • Cardiac calcium scoring
  • Colonoscopy
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Pharmacy review of medications and nutritional supplements
  • Mammogram
  • Radiology studies

Following all extensive tests, our team communicates with you to summarize the results and offer recommendations.

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