Internists & Obesity Medicine located in Allen, TX & McKinney, TX
Physical exams are the foundation on which excellent health and wellness are built. They’re a health care need that should never be overlooked. For those in and around Allen and McKinney, Texas, the team at RescueMD is an outstanding resource for physical exams. Booking an appointment is fast and easy using the online scheduling page. Or you can always call or stop by the office to check appointment availability.
Physical Exams Q&A
Why are physical exams so important?
Far too many people only come in to see a doctor once a medical problem arises. That approach fails to take advantage of all that preventive health care offers.
Routine physical exams offer the chance to take a proactive approach to health and wellness. These visits allow your practitioner to track your health and do the screenings appropriate for your age, sex, and overall health.
Physicals are also an opportunity to discuss areas of concern regarding your health. Wondering whether you should include supplements into your nutrition plan? Thinking of trying an alternative medicine treatment to help manage a chronic health condition? Your physical exams are the right time to discuss these things and get professional guidance.
What happens during a physical exam?
The initial portion of a physical exam focuses on gathering information about your vital signs and health. The data collected during your exam is added to your personal medical record. Expect quick checks of your:
- Height and weight
- Breathing function
- Blood pressure
- Heart rate
- Skin condition
- Overall appearance
Blood testing is a tool that can provide in-depth insight into how your body is functioning. You might not need to have blood drawn at every physical exam, but periodic testing is advised.
You’ll have time to speak with your physician about any changes you’ve noticed since your last visit. Feel free to ask questions about any area of physical, mental, and emotional health.
What are specialized physicals?
From time to time, you’ll need to come in for a specialized medical exam. These exams are required by many employers and organizations and can only be done by a qualified medical professional.
Sports physicals are often required of both children and adults before participating in athletic practice or play. Camps often require physical exams at registration, and even some schools ask for exams as part of the enrollment process.
Employers often require specialized physical exams as part of the hiring process. Some have specific areas of focus, and drug testing is often a part of the process.
If you need a specialized physical exam, be sure to bring any paperwork required by the employer or organization requiring the exam. Your practitioner can complete this paperwork to document your exam.
Booking a physical exam takes just moments. Call or click today to set up your visit.