ProHealth Clinic offers several types of physical exams, including:
An annual physical is a basic screening used to observe your physical and mental health. During this type of physical, the team tests your vital signs, including your heart rate, temperature, and respiration. They also assess your gait and posture and palpate your organs. Laboratory testing might be ordered, including a complete blood count (CBC) and urinalysis.
Some professions require employees to undergo work physicals prior to starting a new job. This is especially true if you operate heavy machinery or a commercial vehicle. During a work physical, the team determines if you’re healthy enough to perform certain on-the-job functions.
If you have heart disease, sleep apnea, or are overweight, the team might recommend interventional treatments before signing off on any necessary paperwork. Catharine Nfomangum, MSN-FNP, is also a certified medical examiner for the Department of Transportation and can give extra care to DOT exam patients.
Many colleges and universities require students to undergo annual physicals. This is particularly true if you play an organized or intramural sport.
A school physical follows the same basic structure as an annual physical. The only real difference is that the team signs paperwork following your appointment that you can submit to your school’s administration during enrollment.
To learn more about the benefits of physical exams, request a consultation at ProHealth Clinic. Book an appointment online, or call the South Houston, Texas, office to speak with a caring member of the administrative staff today.