The Executive Physical: Maximizing Your Health and Career Potential

In today’s fast-paced world, where time is a precious commodity and stress is a constant companion, taking care of one’s health often takes a backseat. However, for executives and high-level professionals who bear the weight of immense responsibilities, neglecting their health can have dire consequences. Enter the executive physical – a comprehensive health assessment tailored to the needs of busy executives. Here, we will cover what an Executive Physical is and discuss the importance of getting one, especially at the Forbes Longevity Center in St. Petersburg, FL.

What is an Executive Physical?

An executive physical, is a comprehensive health assessment designed to evaluate an individual’s health and well-being. Unlike a standard annual checkup, which may be limited in scope, an executive physical is a more extensive and in-depth evaluation.

Key components of an executive physical typically include:

Thorough History and Physical Examination:   This examination includes a detailed physical examination by a physician, checking vital signs and reviewing medical history. It consists of the following testing:

  • Thorough Physician review of medical history and current health status
  • Comprehensive Head-to-Toe Physical Examination
  • Oral Cancer Screening test
  • Pulmonary Function Testing (Spirometry)
  • Audiometry (Hearing Screening)
  • Immunization Review and Administration

Full Laboratory Analysis and Evaluations

We perform an extensive laboratory analysis and evaluations to assess your body’s health such as:

  • Cholesterol levels
  • Advanced cardiac markers including Apolipoprotein B and Lipoprotein (a)
  • Blood Sugar
  • Uric acid levels
  • Liver Function
  • Kidney Function
  • Inflammation in the body
  • Red and White blood cell counts and other critical blood cell factors vital to monitoring your health.
  • Iron Levels
  • Prostrate Health for Men
  • DHEAS level
  • Free and total testosterone in men
  • Complete Urinalysis
  • Check for mercury toxicity
  • Vitamin D levels – critical for healthy bones and immune function

Cardiovascular Assessment

We thoroughly assess your heart health when you are resting (resting ECG) and on a treadmill stress test. Additionally, VO2 max testing provides data on how much oxygen you use as you exercise and determines the maximal oxygen you can consume during exercise. Then there are heart rate variable tests, which measure the intervals between each heartbeat.

Another critical factor in heart health is the hardening of the arteries or a weak heart. We can measure and detect these conditions with Max Pulse testing. We go further to check for any possible thickening of the inner two layers of the carotid artery. This test alerts us to any premature aging of the vessels, even when a patient is not showing any symptoms.

We recommend checking an advanced lipid profile (the most accurate LDL profile). This test can identify additional risk factors for coronary artery disease that may not be detected on a standard lipid profile. Early risk factor identification and lifestyle modifications can drastically reduce morbidity and mortality rates.

Nutritional Assessment and Consultation

Body composition refers to the unique combination of fat, muscle, bone, and other tissues that comprise an individual’s physique. One fundamental truth about body composition is that no two bodies are alike. Our genetics, lifestyle, diet, and physical activity shape our bodies into distinct forms. Even identical twins, who share the same genetic blueprint, can have variations in body composition due to differences in their environment and lifestyle choices. This diversity highlights the need to address nutritional needs on an individual basis. Our nutritional Assessment and consultation include:

  • In-Depth Personal Consultation with Our Practitioner
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Computerized Analysis of 3-day Food Diary
  • Quantitative Analysis of Nutrient Intake
  • Personalized Nutrition Prescription
  • Food and Supplement Recommendations
  • Weight Management

Imaging Services

  • We offer many imaging services at our facility, including DEXA scans, mammogram, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or ultrasound scans. We have our patients do a CT of the heart at a local facility where the images are read by a cardiologist and/or a radiologist.  We can then send your imaging to a company which uses artificial intelligence to look concerning plaque that is the most vulnerable to rupture.  Imaging services that we often performed on the day of one’s executive physical include:
  • Bone density and body composition scan that measures bone density (strength).
  • CTA of Heart Scan (Optional)
  • Mammogram
  • Aneurysm Screening (If Appropriate)
  • CT scan of the lungs for those with a history of smoking
  • Ultrasound of the thyroid (If appropriate)

Fitness Assessment

Measurement of Aerobic Capacity:  This test assesses how efficiently your body can use oxygen during physical activity, providing insight into your cardiovascular fitness and endurance.

VO2 Max Testing:  VO2 max is the maximum amount of oxygen your body can consume during intense exercise. This test measures your aerobic fitness level, helping tailor exercise programs and track improvements.

Biologic Fitness Age: It calculates your “fitness age” based on various health and fitness parameters, comparing your physical condition to an average age and providing motivation to improve fitness.

Quantitative Visceral Fat Analysis:  This test measures the amount of visceral fat, which is the fat stored around your internal organs. High levels can indicate health risks, including metabolic syndrome and heart disease.

Body Composition and Muscle Mass Evaluation: This assessment determines the proportion of your body weight consisting of muscle, fat, and other tissues, helping design personalized nutrition and exercise plans.

Individualized Exercise Prescription:  Based on your fitness assessments, this provides a tailored exercise plan, including specific activities, durations, and intensities to optimize your fitness and health goals.

The Importance of Getting an Executive Physical

Now that you know what an Executive Physical entails, let’s talk about why an executive needs to get this physical.

Firstly, executive physicals can catch potential health problems early when they are easier to treat. At Forbes Longevity Center, we understand executives are often under immense stress, which can impact their physical and mental well-being. An executive physical helps identify areas for improvement, enabling executives to optimize their health and performance. This proactive approach can prevent the development of severe medical conditions.

Secondly, our Executive Physical considers your unique lifestyle and needs. We tailor our physical assessments and recommendations based on your health history, lifestyle, and risk factors.

Thirdly, while our Executive Physical can take six to eight hours, your physical can save you a lot of time and potential health-related interruptions in the long run by addressing health issues proactively. Getting your body healthy can provide you peace of mind and reduce anxiety and stress, positively affecting your professional life.

Lastly, as an executive, you set an example for your organization’s employees. Prioritizing your health can inspire others to do the same, creating a healthier workplace culture.

Getting an Executive Physical at Forbes Longevity Center in St. Petersburg, FL

Forbes Longevity Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, is a renowned institution dedicated to helping individuals achieve and maintain optimal health and longevity. We offer a world-class executive physical program that combines cutting-edge medical technology with personalized care, making it an ideal choice for busy executives. We boast a team of experienced physicians and healthcare professionals specializing in executive health and longevity.

Our facility has the latest medical technology, ensuring the most accurate and comprehensive assessments. Forbes Longevity Center understands that each executive is unique, so we tailor our assessments and recommendations to your needs and goals.


In the relentless pursuit of success, it’s easy to neglect our health. However, an Executive Physical is a valuable tool that empowers executives to take charge of their well-being, ensuring they are physically equipped to meet the demands of their roles. Choosing Forbes Longevity Center in St. Petersburg, FL, for your Executive Physical is a wise investment in your health, longevity, and career. So, if you’re an executive or a high-level professional, consider scheduling an executive physical today at Forbes Longevity Center – your health and career will thank you.

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