Physicals Specialist

Magdalene Marfo, MD -  - Family Medicine Physician

Calvary Medical Clinic

Magdalene Marfo, MD

Family Medicine Physician located in Charlotte, NC

A physical exam is an important part of maintaining optimal health. At Calvary Medical Clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina, family medicine physician Dr. Magdalene Marfo is skilled at providing physicals to anyone ages 2 years and up. Get care for your whole family in one location -- call today to make an appointment or use the online booking tool.

Physicals Q & A

Why do I need an annual physical exam?

An annual exam helps you create a relationship with Dr. Marfo, so she can offer you the best, most appropriate care possible. You establish this relationship so in case you become ill, you have someone who understands your health history and can be an ally.

An annual exam also ensures you have no warning signs of chronic disease and that your health markers are on track. It gives you the opportunity to raise any questions you may have about your health and review any medications you’re taking. You can update your health history so the most accurate information is on file.

Children need annual exams to stay up-to-date with important vaccines. Annual exams also ensure they’re on track for proper growth and development.

Prevention and early detection of disease protects your health for the long term. Don’t wait to visit the doctor until you’ve got an emergency; stay on top of your health with annual exams.

What happens at an annual exam?

The team at Calvary Medical Clinic measures your blood pressure, checks your pulse and weight, and evaluates your temperature.

Dr. Marfo also reviews any changes in your health history. She listens to your heart and breathing, and checks your eyes, ears, nose, and throat. She also checks your lymph nodes, to look for inflammation or infection, as well as your abdomen.

If you’re coming in for a well woman visit, she may perform a Pap smear and examine your external genitalia. She may give men a prostate exam.

What happens at a child’s physical exam?

Dr. Marfo performs a physical exam and addresses any questions you may have about your child’s growth. She also reviews at-home habits to ensure your child’s diet, physical activity, and lifestyle support their well-being.

She considers how your child’s height and weight fall on a growth chart of national averages. This helps indicate if your child is on a healthy track.

The staff also updates any necessary vaccines to ensure your child is up-to-date and protected from disease.