Physical Exams Specialists
Woodbridge Urgent Care
Primary Care Provider & Urgent Care Provider located in Woodbridge, VA
Physical exams are a cornerstone of preventive health and something that you should not overlook as you create your long-term annual schedule. The team at Woodbridge Urgent Care offers routine annual physicals in addition to a range of specialized physicals to assist residents of Woodbridge, Virginia, as they move through their personal health journey. Booking an appointment is as simple as a phone call or a visit to the online scheduling page.
Physical Exams Q&A
Why schedule annual physical exams?
Far too many men and women believe that there’s no need to see a doctor until and unless a medical issue arises. This approach fails to take advantage of all that preventive health care has to offer.
Preventive health focuses on supporting and enhancing your health as you move through the phases of life. This includes getting the screenings you need for your sex, age, health history, and lifestyle.
Screening for disease allows you and your doctor to detect signs of disease in the earliest stages. That broadens your treatment options and is critical in finding a treatment path that is effective.
Preventive health also includes working with your medical team to make meaningful lifestyle changes that support optimal health and wellness. This is a personalized service that’s shaped around your current set of health needs and goals.
What happens during a physical?
A routine annual physical exam always involves gathering some basic information about your health. This includes your height, weight, blood pressure, and a basic assessment of your heart and breathing function.
Expect your practitioner to check your skin, reflexes, and basic neurological function. There are no aspects of an annual physical that are painful, and nothing to fear. Depending on the information gathered and any symptoms you are experiencing, your health team might suggest further screening options, including blood work, urinalysis, or imaging tests like an X-ray or sonography.
What are specialized exams?
Specialized exams are physicals that are ordered to meet a specific requirement. Some examples include:
- School physicals
- Sports physicals
- Employment physicals
- Surgical clearance exams
- Return to work exams
- DOT physicals
It’s not uncommon for an employer to request a physical exam. Kids are often required to obtain a specialized physical before they head off to camp or join an organized sports team.
If the organization that requested the physical has specific paperwork or documentation standards, be sure to let your practitioner know. The office is familiar with most types of common physical exams and can complete these forms in compliance with existing guidelines.
The team at Woodbridge Urgent Care offers numerous specialized physicals and can help you fulfill any needed medical requirements. Simply let the administrative staff know which type of physical you need when you call to book your appointment. Online scheduling is also available.