View All. Listen to Holly Thacker, M. CustomFit Physicals for Women provide a uniquely personalized healthcare service that offers a comprehensive set of evaluations and an individual plan of action based on your —in just one day. Your nurse will schedule your examinations in succession to optimize your time during your visit. You will enjoy a private waiting room during any downtime during your exam, and also other amenities from refreshments to a robe and slippers to relax in.
Thacker completed her internal medicine residency and medical internship at Cleveland Clinic after completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, in Kansas City, Mo. She currently sees patients at Cleveland Clinic main campus.
During your exam or conversations with your physician, there may be findings of additional screenings or testing that you may need. Those screenings or tests would need to be scheduled at another time—perhaps even another day.
With CustomFit a discussion with the nurse prior to your appointment would highlight the potential need for screenings or tests, and would be scheduled the same day of your exam. Devin: What is a typical CustomFit Physical and what makes it special or different?
She will discuss your current state of health and any other health concerns. In addition, the CustomFit physician will be available to review your medical records prior to your appointment, if you provide them to our nurse advocate. The physical exam involving our CustomFit women's health specialists will also be reviewed. Depending on your age, symptoms, screenings, and risks, your appointments will be coordinated for the day of the exam to maximize your time spent here.
The morning of your exam, you will be met at the Front Desk of the Center for Specialized Women's Health A10 on Cleveland Clinic's main campus by the nurse and escorted to a conference room where there is coffee, a light breakfast, Wi-Fi, and robe and slippers which are yours to keep waiting for you. Fasting for blood work first thing in the morning is not necessary.
The CustomFit exam day schedule will be reviewed and assistance with the medical questionnaire if not already completed will be provided. Once you are in the examination room, you will see a CustomFit physician, one of our women's health specialists who will do an overall history of you and your family. After our women's health specialist completes the assessment and exam, the nurse will return to take you back to the conference room. All findings discovered during your exam by our women's health specialist will be reviewed with you.
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If any additional appointments are needed, our nurse advocate will coordinate and refer for that appointment. The phone for the nurse is provided for questions. In a few days she will call you to discuss how you are doing, and see if other appointments need to be scheduled.
SoccorMom: I have never heard or been asked by my physician about sexual dysfunction? How is that assessed during the CustomFit physical? Our Center has expertise in treating sexual dysfunction.
In fact, by the end of March, we will be offering a device that helps treat orgasmic function in women. Here is a link to a guide that discusses sexual dysfunction and treatment options: www. LadeDa: Please describe the basic physical of CustomFit Physical and then what type of individual tests may be added that I could do the same day?
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Additional exams that may also be recommended for you include: mammogram, thyroid TSH test, cervical pap smear, cholesterol screening and complete lipid profile, bone density test, personalized genetic assessment, body fat, nutritional analysis and counseling, body scan, physical therapy and or exercise consultation, echo stress test, and aesthetic skin care services.
It may be possible to coordinate additional testing for the same day. However, some testing may need to be done at another time. Lindy: I am assuming that all of my blood tests will be done that day.
Will I still need to fast prior to the physical? What if it is late in the day? If fasting is required, we will advise you.
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KHS: Does a CustomFit Physical only assess women's-related illnesses, or can it pinpoint other problem areas for assessment? How specific is it? Would a referral be made to the appropriate department in case something unusual womens health chat room found—or is the physical and laboratory work only for women's health issues and general health areas, such as breast cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes?
For example, thyroid, diabetes, bladder disorders, cardiovascular problems, osteoporosis, cancer risk assessments, and health maintenance, such as age specific immunizations. Yes, if problems are found that require additional specialties, appropriate referrals will be made. Is the CustomFit physician still involved after that—and does she continue to order the appropriate tests? How does that work—who ends up coordinating my care? If you are referred to a specialist for a problem, that specialist will manage that specific problem.
Prior to your appointment a phone call is made to discuss the state of your current health and any concerns you may have. Information gathered during the conversation is reviewed with a CustomFit physician to determine what additional tests—outside of the baseline—should be ordered for you prior to your arrival for your physical. Tests are scheduled in the most efficient manner possible to maximize your time spent here. The fee also covers valet parking and the use of our private waiting room during your day of exams.
A robe and slippers are yours to keep; healthy refreshments and Wi-Fi will be available during your stay. At the end of your day, additional screenings, follow-up appointments, or consultations that are still required will be arranged.
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This needs to be discussed with your insurance company. Whatever insurance does not cover, the patient is responsible to pay. Each individual HSA plan is unique. Patients need to confirm with their insurance plan whether or not annuals are covered as preventive care. Moderator: I am sorry to say that we are at the end of our chat.
We appreciate your participation and hope you will us for other chat topics in the future. Thank you, Dr. Thacker, for sharing your expertise and answering questions today. Please if you are interested in this program. To make an appointment for a CustomFit Physical, please call You can also visit us online at speakingofwomenshealth.
For more information on specific gynecological health conditions, please read the following treatment guides:. Women can access routine cancer screenings and information on cardiovascular disease prevention.
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Several Cleveland Clinic staff members have participated in the North American Menopause Society NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner Program NCMPa competency examination program to set the standards for menopause practices, and to assist women in locating clinicians who could provide optimal menopause-related health care.
Cleveland Clinic's gynecology program is ranked third in the nation by U. Subscribe Donate. Health Topics. Kat: How long does the CustomFit physical take?
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