Physical Exam

Jon Van Der Veer, DO -  - Internal Medicine

Exemplar Care

Jon Van Der Veer, DO

Internal Medicine located in West Des Moines, IA

To make sure your body functions optimally, experienced primary care physician Jon Van Der Veer, DO, offers comprehensive preventive care at Exemplar Care in Des Moines, Iowa. Even when you’re healthy, an annual physical is a great time for Dr. Van Der Veer to evaluate your health and perform in-office screenings to identify early signs of disease. At each visit, you have all the time you need to discuss your health goals or concerns and actively participate in your total health and wellness. To learn more about the benefits of an annual physical exam, call Exemplar Care or request an appointment online now.

Physical Exam Q & A

Why do I need a physical exam?

As part of your preventive and primary care membership, Dr. Van Der Veer offers routine physical exams. These exams are the perfect opportunity to keep your medical information up-to-date, even if you’re not sick.

By scheduling physical exams each year, Dr. Van Der Veer can track any changes to your health from year to year. He can also perform routine screenings for chronic health conditions, especially those that run in your family, like diabetes and high blood pressure.

If you have existing health issues, Dr. Van Der Veer may recommend more frequent physicals to stay on top of your condition.

What can I expect during my physical exam?

After a review of your medical history, Dr. Van Der Veer takes time to discuss any changes in your health or concerns you have. Unhurried visits give you an opportunity to ask all the questions you want about your existing health and how to improve it.

During the physical, Dr. Van Der Veer evaluates vital health information like:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Skin health
  • Body temperature
  • Hearing and vision

If you have existing health issues, he may recommend blood work to determine if your current treatments are working. Dr. Van Der Veer may suggest changes to your treatment plan to further improve your health.

Dr. Van Der Veer also reviews your diet, exercise plan, and mental health. He offers a variety of resources and preventive education to help you make healthier choices in life, reduce stress, and optimize your overall wellness.

What if I need medical help between physical exams?

To ensure your primary care needs are met, Dr. Van Der Veer offers 24/7 access to his expertise through video conferences, texts, or FaceTime sessions. If you have questions or unexplained symptoms, you can contact Dr. Van Der Veer directly.

After his evaluation, Dr. Van Der Veer can often text you further instructions for treating your symptoms or he may recommend scheduling an in-office physical.

If it’s been more than a year since your last physical exam, call Exemplar Care today or request an appointment with Dr. Van Der Veer online now.