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The Periodic Health Examination

The Periodic Health Examination

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The Periodic Health Examination
Mek Villafuerte-Solana, MD, DFM
What is the PHEX?
A series of “interventions” (medicalhistory, PE, lab tests, immunization,counseling) offered to healthyindividuals to reduce their risk of developing certain health problemsMay be offered to patients with health problems but with no signs andsymptoms of the conditions for whichscreening tests are advised
Use of the PHEX
Offer an opportunity to establish andmaintain patient-MD relationshipEmphasize the importance of health-related behavior Encourage proven screening maneuvers focommon diseasesDetect unrecognized medical conditions

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