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Annual Physical Exam

Louisiana Heart and Vascular

Interventional Cardiologists & Internal Medicine located in Covington, LA & Franklinton, LA

Getting an annual wellness exam is one of the best ways to have a clean bill of health. The exams also allow your specialist to detect possible medical issues before they become problematic. At Louisiana Heart and Vascular in Covington, Louisiana, board-certified nurse practitioners Stephanie Silva and Jennifer Picone, offer wellness exams for men and women of all ages in a welcoming environment. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking feature today.



Annual Physical Exam Q & A

What are annual wellness exams?

Annual wellness exams at Louisiana Heart and Vascular include evaluations, diagnostic testing, and treatment (if needed) for common medical conditions many men and women face. Annual exams help detect possible problems in their early stages, such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Louisiana Heart and Vascular also offers preventive medicine services, such as lifestyle-change counseling and vaccinations, to reduce your chance of getting sick or developing a chronic disease.

What should I expect during annual wellness exams?

When you arrive at Louisiana Heart and Vascular for annual wellness exams, your provider weighs you and determines your body mass index (BMI). They check your pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. 

Medical history review

Our providers ask questions about your medical history. This includes your personal history of disease, family medical history, lifestyle habits, symptoms, medication regimen, and more.

Physical exam

During a physical exam, our providers check your heartbeat, breathing, neck, throat, abdomen, eyes, ears, and reflexes. They provide a skin check to look for signs of skin cancer.

Diagnostic testing

Depending on your health and risk factors, our providers may suggest you undergo blood tests, urine testing, heart-function tests, asthma or allergy testing, X-rays, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures. They also provide vision and hearing screenings.


If you need preventive care or help managing a disease, Stephanie Silva and Jennifer Picone personalize a treatment plan just for you. They offer medication prescriptions, vaccinations, medical weight loss, lifestyle-change counseling, and medical procedures, as well as specialist referrals if needed.

When should I schedule annual wellness exams?

Schedule wellness exams yearly at Louisiana Heart and Vascular to maintain superior health and wellness. Call the office any time you notice unusual symptoms. Louisiana Heart and Vascular also offers telemedicine appointments for follow-up visits or times you have concerns or questions about your health.

To schedule annual wellness exams, call the Louisiana Heart and Vascular office or use the online booking feature today.