Physical Exams Specialist

Houston Family Medical Clinic

Family Medicine Practice located in Houston, TX

Regular physical exams are one of the best ways to stay on top of your general health and assist you with any chronic disease management you may need. Expert family practitioner Adriana O’Neal, MS, FNP-C, and the team at Houston Family Medical Clinic offer comprehensive physical exams for your entire family. Book your visit online, or call this Houston-based clinic to speak with a team member.

Physical Exams Q & A

Why do I need a physical exam?

A physical exam is part of your comprehensive, personalized health care plan. Even if you never seem to get sick and are generally healthy, you still need regular physical exams every year. The concern health practitioners have is that most chronic conditions, including high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes, develop gradually over time.

The best way to detect such issues is to undergo regular laboratory testing and physical examinations to monitor your health. If your practitioner sees that your blood pressure has gradually been on the rise year after year, for example, they can start teaching you about lifestyle changes you can make now, before serious complications start to form.

In addition,  many new jobs or certifications require a physical exam before starting or to maintaining a certain license. Your child is also likely going to need a physical before starting a new school or a new sporting activity.

What happens during a physical exam?

Your physical exam at Houston Family Medical Clinic is tailored to your needs and overall health. In many cases, routine physicals include:

  • Body mass index (BMI) analysis
  • Blood pressure check
  • Respiration and heart rate evaluation
  • Blood or urine laboratory testing
  • Neurological testing
  • Abdominal exam

If you need a specialty physical, like for work or school, your dedicated family practitioner at Houston Family Medical Clinic may need to perform additional requested testing.

How do I prepare for a physical exam?

While not required, taking a few extra steps before your physical exam at Houston Family Medical Clinic can help ensure you get a comprehensive checkup. Adriana and the team suggest that you:

  • Request medical records from other providers
  • Bring in your current medication bottles
  • Fill out new patient paperwork ahead of time
  • Have your current insurance card and valid ID

If your child’s school or your employer is requesting the physical, they’ll probably  provide you with some paperwork for your provider to complete. Bring all of that paperwork with you to your visit.

Book your physical exam at Houston Family Medical Clinic today. Either click on the online scheduler or call the clinic directly.