Comprehensive Physicals Q & A
Comprehensive Physicals are important for maintaining your health. Come to Walking Urgent Care, where we offer School, Sports, Immigration, and DOT physicals. Call our office to speak with one of our specialists or request an appointment online. Serving patients from Coral Springs, Parkland, Tamarac, Margate, North Lauderdale and Coconut Creek, FL.
Comprehensive Physicals are important for a number of reasons. Firstly, Comprehensive Physicals help us diagnose physical ailments and illnesses that could be causing more problems. Secondly, they majorly help in the prevention of both acute and chronic conditions and help patients take the necessary steps to prevent them from progressing into a more serious condition. And lastly, Comprehensive Physicals give us peace of mind for our health, and help us realize our wellbeing.
What is included in a comprehensive physical exam?
A thorough medical evaluation takes all aspects of a person’s health into consideration. It includes an opportunity to discuss lifestyle choices and habits as well as a full physical examination. A person does not have to be sick or have a health problem to do a comprehensive medical evaluation; it can be conducted at any time.
A comprehensive medical evaluation is not a form of treatment; rather, it is a look at a person’s overall health, which can help prevent possible disorders or diseases from developing or worsening and also to manage potential problems.
To stay on top of health and continually monitor any arising health problems, depending on a person’s age, it is beneficial to have a comprehensive medical evaluation every year, or every other year.
Included in a Comprehensive Physicals are:
Abdominal Exam – Physician uses a range of examination techniques including listening for bowel sounds with a stethoscope, tapping your abdomen to detect liver size and presence of abdominal fluid, and palpating for tenderness.
Dermatological Exam – Skin and nail findings could indicate a disease or problem somewhere else in the body.
Extremities Exam – Physician looks for physical signs and sensory changes and examine joints to check for abnormalities.
Head and Neck Exam – A physician will check your eyes, ears, nose and throat, as well as tonsils, teeth, gums, as well as sinuses, lymph nodes, thyroid and carotid arteries.
Heart Exam – A doctor might detect an irregular heartbeat, a heart murmur, or other clues to heart disease while listening to your heart with a stethoscope.
Lung Exam – Physicians listen for crackles, wheezes, or decreased breath sounds with the use of a stethoscope. These tests are used to detect the presence of heart or lung disease.
Neurological Exam – Nerves, reflexes, muscle strength, balance and mental state are assessed.
Vital Signs – Indicators such as heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate and temperature are measured.
What type of physicals can urgent care provide?
You can go to Walking Urgent Care for physicals of all types, including sports physicals, camp physicals, employment physicals, DOT physicals, and immigration exams.
Sports Physical – Because it focuses on reviewing your child’s current health status and medical history to ensure that your child is healthy enough to play his or her sport, a sports physical is distinct from an annual physical. Your physician will review any pre-existing injuries and assess your child’s current fitness level to determine that there is no risk for your child playing his or her sport.
School Physical – Before a student can participate in sports and other activities, school physicals are wellness checkups that are required by most schools.
Immigration Physical – To determine if a foreign national meets the health-related standards for admissibility, the immigration medical examination, the resulting medical examination report, and the vaccination record provide the information U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with this information.
DOT Physical – DOT (Department of Transportation) physicals are used to determine your overall physical health and ability to safely operate a commercial vehicle. Under all types of conditions, these determinations ensure that you are medically qualified to handle the physical demands, intense schedule, and emotional stress of operating commercial vehicles.
Can you go to urgent care for a physical?
To keep your health on track and to prevent many diseases and conditions, you should get a physical exam every year. If you don’t have a regular doctor, having these routine, but important, health factors checked can be difficult, but Walking Urgent Care can help.
Every Walking Urgent Care clinic can complete a routine physical around your busy schedule.
These physical exams should include a check of:
- Height, weight, and BMI (body mass index)
- Blood pressure
- Cholesterol screening
- Diabetes Screening
- Lifestyle questions about physical activity, your emotional and mental state, and tobacco and alcohol use
If you or someone you know is looking for a trusted physical exam, come to Walking Urgent Care today! Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in performing all kinds of physicals, so you can rest assured you are in the hands of an expert. For more information, call our office and get in touch with a member of our specialist team. You can also visit our website or speak with us over the phone to book an appointment today.