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Routine Physicals

Steven Kamara, MD -  - Primary Care Physician

Steven Kamara, MD

Primary Care Physician located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA

As a primary care physician, routine physicals are an important part of Dr. Steven Kamara’s practice. He is able to offer compassionate care to patients in the the Los Angeles, California area. As a specialist in internal medicine and general care, Dr. Kamara sees patients with a variety of medical concerns.

Routine Physicals Q & A

What is the purpose of a physical exam?

A physical exam means you are getting a full body check-up. The goal for your doctor in conducting a physical is to be as thorough and efficient as possible. The exam begins with learning as much as possible about your medical history. Genetics plays a role in many chronic diseases, so it is important to know what might run in the family, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart diseas
  • Cancer
  • High blood pressure

The staff and doctor will also ask to learn a little bit about your lifestyle. Do you exercise? How much alcohol do you drink daily? Are you a smoker? These questions all pertain to your current health. A person living a sedentary life, getting little exercise, is in the high risk category for heart disease and diabetes. The doctor will also ask about your vaccinations and recent illnesses.

What will the doctor do during a physical?

Dr. Kamara follows a basic schematic to assess your overall health. He will take notes regarding your general appearance and tthings like skin tone and weight all factor into the assessment of your overall health. He will talk to you during the exam to also gauge your mental and cognitive status as well. He will also check your vital systems and listen your heart for any irregularities that could indicate a murmur or advanced diseases.

Is the exam different for men and women?

When it comes to examining the reproductive organs, there will be obvious differences. Women need a breast and pelvic exam while men get checked for testicular cancer and will often undergo a prostate exam as a part of their routine check-up. 

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept major PPO plans including Blue Shield, Blue Cross and CIGNA as well as United Healthcare and Medicare fees for service only. We also offer affordable options for those without insurance or for those with high deductibles required with their insurance plans. We are not on network with any HMO plans or medi-cal. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office with any questions.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Cigna
Health Net
Medicare
UnitedHealthcare
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield