New Jersey Executive Physical Exams
Good companies hire top talent who devote all their time in company concerns. Their lifestyle leaves them very little time to take care of themselves. Companies do their bit to ensure their health through checkups aimed at detecting any possible health problem.
What are Executive Physicals like in NJ
An Executive physical exam in NJ is designed to do just the same. The Exam includes a detailed consultation from a physician, and other specialists if required, detailed personal and lifestyle discussions, and physical tests. Almost all tests in executive physical exam NJ will be completed within 1-2 hours. The tests will have the same day report followed by consultation by the internist or other specialists if required. Changes in lifestyle and diet are also dealt with. This saves the busy executive time and gives peace of mind.
The executive physical exam in New Jersey are aimed at:
- Detection of Functioning of all the systems in the body and find changes, if any
- Detection of risks for a cardiovascular event
- Detection of risks for heart attacks
- Detection of early stages of cancers
While initially framed for executives, anybody, if required, can go for these tests. People who have a family history of heart disease or cancers and those who have risk factors predisposing them to the above, are also candidates for a regular, if not an annual, executive physical exam in NJ.
Our Executive Physical Examinations
An Executive physical examination in NJ would typically consist of two types of tests – Tests for the functioning of systems and Tests for identification of risk factors or early disease.
CBC: gives a picture of the red and white blood cell counts, hemoglobin, hematocrit, identifying any anemia, and any possibilities of infections and inflammatory conditions; and platelet count.
ESR: is a test that measures how fast your red blood cells settle. Longer time suggests infections and inflammatory conditions.
CRP: is a test that is raised in the presence of infections and autoimmune disorders. A positive /high CRP test calls for detailed analysis and tests. These tests are pointers. Any abnormality requires further tests.
TSH: is a basic test to evaluate how thyroid gland is functioning. A higher value indicates hypofunction and a low value indicates hyperfunction.
Free T4: is the measurement of functional thyroid hormone. Both the thyroid tests are basic in nature, and any abnormality in these require detailed thyroid tests.
Blood sugar: a random blood sugar will indicate the propensity for diabetes. This will need confirmatory tests if positive.
Lipid profile: is a very important test for cardiac health. Deranged lipid profile has long been identified as a very high-risk factor for heart attacks.
Liver function tests: will give an idea about how the liver is functioning and tells us about its capacity to synthesize proteins.
Creatinine and urea: tell us about kidney function.
Magnesium: Magnesium is important for muscle and bone function and strength. Its evaluation may also be required in management of diabetes, kidney problems and gastrointestinal disorders.
- Estrogen and progesterone hormone assays in women
- Testosterone assay and PSA in men
Is a simple test that tells us about our lungs, lymph nodes in the chest, fluid present around lungs and to some extent about heart and diaphragms. It also identifies problems related to spine and bones of the ribcage.
Tells us about the present activity in the heart. It also carries telltale signs of old heart problems and heart attacks. It becomes very important while evaluating rate and rhythm disorders of the heart.
General Abdominal Ultrasound
In a normal, seemingly asymptomatic adult, it may pick up problems present since birth as a single kidney, problems presently with no symptoms, but likely to progress like a fatty liver or enlarged prostate gland.
Gives us an indication of kidney’s function, give a hint of the presence of diabetes, and the presence of urine infections.
Pulmonary Function Tests
Evaluate how well our lungs can expand. They help in detecting and in the management of asthma and restrictive lung disorders.
Carotid Vessel Imaging
Is a special type of ultrasound done on the carotid artery. It gives us a hint for cardiovascular events like stroke and heart attack risks.
It is a simple instrument which is non-invasive and reads the condition of the inner lining of blood vessels. Thus, identifying its health and deposits, likely to contribute to cardiovascular events.
Standard Stress Test
For the heart, consists of a treadmill test while monitoring stats and EKG
General Cardiac Ultrasound
Evaluates the structure, function and pumping capacity of the heart
Papsmear in Women
Picks up infections and early cervical cancers
Vision and Hearing Tests
To make sure there are no abnormalities
Heart and respiratory rate, blood pressure.
Additional Testing for those with
- risk factors
- early symptoms
- detection of early disease
Nuclear stress test
Has thallium given in our veins, and monitored during the stress An area of low perfusion is identified by low intensity of thallium signals.
Will have an ultra sound of heart done before and soon after a stress test, giving a clear picture of variation in heart activity between the two.
Is are done when a risk of breast cancer, either due to family history, medication history or abnormal physical examination is suspected.
CT Calcium Score
Helps us see calcium deposits in coronary blood vessels, revealing the risk for heart attack.
Whole body CT
Done only when cancer is suspected during the physical, but its location is not clear.
Tests specifically for cancers, breast cancers, colorectal cancers, cervical cancers, where applicable. Reserved for patients at high risk and with family history.