Executive Physical

Discover Health

Integrative Family Medicine & Naturopathic Doctors located in North Beach, San Francisco, CA & San Mateo, CA

While most physicals at most practices screen for issues such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, the executive physical at Discover Health, located in San Francisco’s North Beach, goes well beyond the usually annual examine. Internist Dr. Clifford Sewell and integrative family medicine specialist Dr. Radha Lewis provide a full-body examination, as well as a wide range of tests and procedures to determine your risk factors for developing chronic conditions and even some cancers. For the most comprehensive preventive physical available, schedule your appointment today, either by phone or online.

Executive Physical Q & A

What is an executive physical?

When you want to know the actual stats on your health, the executive physical tells you. This optimal health physical uses multiple screening procedures to identify any medical problems before they become dangerous.

Many life-threatening diseases, like diabetes, heart disease, and even some cancers, are both preventable and highly treatable if detected early. The executive physical at Discover Health is the only one of its kind and is disease prevention at its best.

What happens during an executive physical?

At your executive physical, Dr. Sewell or Dr. Lewis test for a broad range of diseases and conditions. To begin your appointment, they take a thorough family history and ask you a wide variety of questions, discussing any issues you may be currently having.

Once their thorough intake is completed, your doctor conducts a physical examination.

Advanced testing and screening procedures are also performed, including:

  • Carotid ultrasound: Checking for buildup or blockage
  • Mole mapping: Establishing a base for mole growth
  • Body composition analysis: To determine lean body mass
  • EKG (electrocardiogram): Testing electrical activity in your heart
  • Spirometry: Tests lung function

Dr. Sewell and Dr. Lewis also order comprehensive blood testing, and look for the following indicators:

  • Diabetes markers
  • Cardiovascular markers
  • Cardiovascular genetic markers
  • Thyroid and sex hormone panel
  • Nutrient deficiencies

How does the executive physical screen for cancer?

The executive physical also provides screening for common, preventable cancers. Dr. Sewell and Dr. Lewis use the FotoFinderⓇ for mole mapping.

This unique device takes in-depth computerized pictures of your moles, allowing your doctor to compare images year after year. Since the changes caused by skin cancer may not be noticed without mole mapping, these pictures can be used to make changes more apparent.

Beyond skin cancer, your physician performs screenings for:

  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Cervical cancer

They also provide STD screens and genetic testing for certain cancer markers.

If you want the most comprehensive preventive physical possible, you can find it in the executive physical at Discover Health. Call to schedule your 90-minute Executive Physical today 415-732-7029.