Physicals Q & A
What types of physicals are available?
The Urgent Care and TeleHealth physicians specialize in a variety of physical examinations, including physicals for:
- High school and college
- Sports participation
- Driver’s licenses
- Extracurricular activities
The team at Urgent Care and TeleHealth also offer annual physical examinations to monitor your overall health.
Why do I need a physical?
In general, a yearly physical exam is an effective way to monitor your health from year to year.
In some cases, you might also need a physical when it’s a requirement for your pre-employment screening, to participate in a sporting activity, or to obtain a driver’s license.
A physical ensures you are in good health and capable of participating in certain activities without limitations or restrictions.
What can I expect during a physical?
During your physical, the doctors and medical team discusses your overall health and ask about any concerns you have. They also talk about any changes you might be aware of regarding your health and ask questions about your diet, exercise habits, previous surgeries, and/or existing illnesses.
Your physical will be conducted in a comfortable office environment. The physicians listen to your heart and lungs, measure your weight and height, and perform an overall examination of your mouth, ears, nose, and eyes, checking for abnormalities.
You lie back on an exam table for part of your examination to allow the doctors to check your internal organs, your skin, and your reflexes.
If you have any concerns about your health or experience pain or other issues, the team can address these specific areas as part of your physical.
How do I prepare for a physical?
A physical examination is a painless procedure. If you have an existing health condition, like diabetes, you might need to have blood work done.
To ensure you get the most out of your physical exam, you should prepare ahead of time. Create a list of medications you are currently taking, including the dosage amount, and write down any questions you want to discuss with your doctor.
Be sure to bring the health form that’s required by your employer, school, or sports organization so that Dr. Ahwah and the team can complete the form at the end of your exam.
Schedule your physical at the nearest Urgent Care and TeleHealth office by calling directly or using the online booking feature.