What is Included in my Annual Exam?

The annual health assessment (“annual examination”) is a fundamental part of medical care and is valuable in promoting prevention practices, recognizing risk factors for disease, identifying medical problems, and establishing the clinician-patient relationship. The annual health assessment should include screening, evaluation and counseling, and immunizations based on age and risk factors. The interval for specific individual services and the scope of services provided may vary depending on the patient age, sexual activity and health concerns. The performance of a physical examination is a key part of an annual health assessment visit, and the components of that examination may vary depending on the patient’s age, risk factors, and physician preference. An “Annual” GYN Exam usually includes a Breast Exam, Pelvic Exam, Collection of Pap Smear (if needed), Birth Control refills, HRT Refills, Mammogram or DEXA Scan orders. Any services unrelated to preventative health care may result in a copay, co-insurance or deductible due at the time of service.