Physical Exams Specialist

Nevada Family Care & Wellness Center

Family Practice located in Anthem, Henderson, NV

When it comes to your overall health and wellness, a physical exam provides your first, and best, line of defense. During these visits to Nevada Family Care & Wellness Center, the team of physicians make sure your body is functioning as it should. Through close monitoring, they watch out for any potential issues, intervening where necessary to promote overall wellness. If you’re in or near Henderson, Nevada and you need a physical exam, please call or use the online scheduling tool to request an appointment.

Physical Exams Q & A

What is a physical exam?

A regular physical exam at Nevada Family Care & Wellness Center allows a doctor to keep a watchful eye on your family’s health, year after year, ensuring that every member receives the guidance and education they need to lead long, healthy lives.

A physical exam is just that — a full evaluation of your physical health — where a health care provider checks your:

  • Musculoskeletal structure
  • Cognitive function
  • Organs
  • Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
  • Respiratory system
  • Appearance

In addition to your physical aspect, your doctor takes a far broader approach to your health that considers, among other things, your:

  • Genetics
  • Lifestyle
  • Environment
  • Goals
  • Mental health
  • Medical history

Your health is influenced by myriad factors, and your doctor looks at the entire picture, making suggestions along the way that improve your life.

Why do I need a physical exam?

An annual physical exam is your first line of defense in safeguarding your health. Through these regular visits, your doctor monitors your health from year to year, spotting any trends that bear closer investigation. Nevada Family Care & Wellness Center offers physical exams for most family members, from toddlers to the elderly.

Outside of these all-important wellness check-ins, each provider is well versed in performing specific exams, such as:

  • Department of Transportation (DOT) exams
  • School physicals
  • Sports physicals
  • Scuba physicals
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) physicals
  • Nursing physicals
  • Employment physicals

More and more, schools and athletic organizations require that your child gets checked out to ensure their safety, as well as the safety of others. The staff is familiar with these exams and provide you with all the necessary paperwork, and can help you fill them out as well. The same is true of DOT exams, which are designed to ensure that you’re healthy enough to take to the miles of roadways that crisscross the country.

No matter the exam, your doctor works with you to get the necessary information and clearance.

What happens during a physical exam?

The answer to this depends upon your reason for the physical exam, as each organization may require different information. That said, most comprehensive physicals include the same basic information, which the team gathers through:

  • Recording your vitals
  • Taking your measurements
  • Checking your musculoskeletal health
  • Testing your motor skills and reflexes
  • Reviewing any previous injuries
  • Checking your circulatory and respiratory systems

For your convenience, Nevada Family Care & Wellness offers in-house electrocardiograms (EKGs), ultrasound, and purified protein derivative (PPD) testing for tuberculosis.

Again, the doctor tailors your physical exam to meet the specific needs of your situation.

To stay one step ahead of your health, call Nevada Family Care & Wellness Center to learn more about a physical exam. Or you can use the online scheduler to book an appointment.