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:
- Heart diseas
- 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.
Words from our patients
"The doc and the office staff are friendly and professional and the place has a comfortable vibe. I am happy to have found an office I like so close to home."
"Very knowledgeable and caring doctor. Nice staff. I would highly recommend to my family and friends."
"SO caring, kind, loving, selfless, educated, thorough, simply the best. Saved my dads life - forever thankful."
"Dr. Kamara has been our family's Medical Doctor for close to 20 years and we are very pleased with his expertise and knowledge."
"Dr. Kamara is a very attentive concerned doctor. He listens well and has excellent bedside manner."
"Dr. Kamara is very professional yet personal in his manner. I appreciate his follow through very much."
"Great physician. Very knowledgeable. Wonderful all around! And Bea is a fantastic front office person."
"What I like about Dr. Kamara is that he comes into the room and sit down and actually listens to my concerns. It's hard to find a doctor that still does this."
"A compassionate physician. Recommended if you need a primary care doctor. Affiliated with Cedars Sinai."
"His overwhelming warmth, caring and dedication far surpasses any medical provider(s) I've ever had in 66 years. It goes without saying Dr. Kamara is amongst the finest!
"I will always be grateful for the excellent care they provided, and felt honored to have been under their excellent care.
"I was extremely fortunate to have two excellent medical professionals treat my medical disorder. Both are very high acclaimed in the medical community."
"Awesome and very understanding, addressed my condition in a timely manner and got me the meds I needed that day."
"Dr. Kamara is a great doctor, he always listens to what I have to say the entire staff is just awesome!!! Have and will recommend him to friends & family!"
"I love Dr.Kamara! He is always there for me, always professional, knowledgeable. As soon as he enters the office, or the hospital room I am in, I feel better!"