Jeffrey Graf, MD -  - Concierge Medicine

Jeffrey H. Graf, MD

Concierge Medicine located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Physical Exam Specialist

Dr. Jeffrey Graf offers comprehensive physical exams for patients in New York City, helping them lead healthier lives at every age. Patients from throughout the Manhattan area are encouraged to schedule a physical exam every year to help them enjoy optimal health and wellness.

Physical Exam Q & A

by Jeffrey H. Graf, MD

What Happens During a Physical Exam?

Physical exams include an array of evaluations aimed at assessing overall health and identifying diseases and other medical issues in their earliest stages so treatment can be provided. Physicals begin with a detailed personal and family medical history and a review of any symptoms the patient may be experiencing. Next, the doctor or nurse will take the patient's weight and blood pressure readings. During the exam itself, the doctor will use a stethoscope to listen to the heart and lungs, gently palpate the belly and neck to look for areas of swelling or tenderness, and evaluate the ears and throat. Additional evaluations may be performed based on the patient's risk factors. Once the exam is complete, the patient will receive recommendations for additional evaluations or medical treatments and lifestyle guidance will be provided to help the patient enjoy optimal health.

How Often Do I Need To Have a Physical?

Physical exams should be performed every 12 months. Having an annual physical exam provides an ongoing record of a patient's health that can help the doctor identify subtle signs and symptoms associated with diseases so treatment can be provided as early as possible. Annual physicals also ensure patients receive important medical screenings and other care based on their age and evolving medical needs. Plus, seeing a doctor each year provides patients with the chance to discuss health concerns so they can feel confident in their health and their care.

How Should I Prepare For My Physical?

Patients need to be ready to provide a detailed medical history including information about their own health and the health of their close blood relatives to help identify disease risk factors. Having a list of current medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements also can be helpful. If blood tests or other lab work or tests are ordered prior to the exam, patients should be sure to have those tests performed two weeks or so in advance so the results will be ready for review during the exam visit.

Participating Insurance

Please contact our office at (212) 410-6001 if you have any questions.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • "Dr. Graf the best. I just recently moved to California and I still fly back annually to see Dr. Graf."

    Jonathan Y.
  • "If you are lucky enough to live in New York City, or close by, you can trust your life to Dr. Graf."

    Kathryn K.
  • "I have been seen by Dr. Graf for many years now and I would not go to any other doctor. Dr. Graf is a wonderful doctor and a genuinely kind hearted man."

    Marie
  • "The most thorough and genuinely concerned doctor I’ve ever been to. He cares about his patients and will do everything to try to pinpoint a problem and treat it"

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Location
Jeffrey Graf, MD
115 East 86th Street
Upper East Side

New York, NY 10028
Phone: 212-328-6196
Fax: (212) 860-1946
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212-328-6196