An executive physical is a series of health exams tailored towards businessmen and
businesswomen in order to determine their overall health. It tends to be focused
on conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer, often caused by stress,
unhealthy habits or long work hours. To give you a better idea of the entire process,
think of the last time you visited a museum. Typically you probably spent most of
your time walking from room to room viewing art exhibits or ancient artifacts. Well
it’s not much different during an executive physical except that here you
are the exhibit and you might be prodded and poked a few times.
Executive physicals can vary from basic to comprehensive and often include some
combination of the following diagnostic tests:
Granted, guzzling the ingestible version of Drano while you contemplate the specter
of a tube being inserted in your backside may not be your idea of a great time.
The truth, however, is that most tests – including the colonoscopy –
are virtually painless and have been designed to cause patients little if any discomfort.
Most executive physicals can be custom-made to your company’s specifications,
oftentimes with results provided on the same day.