Physical Exam

Physicians Medical Primary Care

Primary Care, Urgent Care & Walk-In Care located in San Jose, CA

Getting a physical exam is a great way to prove to your employer, coach, or yourself that you’re healthy and ready to take on life’s challenges. At Physicians Medical Primary Care in San Jose, California, family physicians Gina Bui, MD, and Sveltlana Burkhead, MD, provide thorough physical exams for patients of all ages and levels of health. To book your next physical exam, call Physicians Medical Primary Care, or use the online scheduling tool today.

Physical Exam Q & A

What is a physical exam?

A physical exam is a medical examination that your doctor performs to get a comprehensive idea of your general health. Physicians Medical Primary Care doctors provide physical exams and answer all of your questions about your health. If they detect any abnormalities, they get started on designing a treatment for you right away.

Physical exams are also a great opportunity for you to connect with your primary care physician. When your doctor has the opportunity to get to know you, your health history, and your lifestyle, they can provide better personalized and effective care for you when health complications arise.

When should I get a physical exam?

There are many reasons to get a physical exam. You might need one for school, work, or for your own peace of mind. Your doctor can perform any of the following types of physical exams.

Annual exam

Annual exams are routine physical exams that you should get every year. Your doctor can check your vitals, adjust your medications, update your vaccines, and perform screenings for certain diseases.

School physical

Many schools ask that you get a physical exam as a condition of your enrollment. Your doctor can make sure you’re healthy and ready to take on the school year.

Sports physical

If you’re starting a new sport or a new season in your sport, you should get a physical to make sure your body can handle the demands of the activity.

Pre-employment physical

Pre-employment physicals vary depending on the job type and requirements. Your doctor makes sure you’re able to physically and mentally perform your job’s duties. If it’s required as part of your pre-employment check-up, Physicians Medical Primary Care also provides drug testing. 

What happens during a standard physical exam?

The steps in your physical exam might vary depending on the current state of your health, your health risks, and the reason for the exam. However, they generally include some consistencies. At your physical exam at Physicians Medical Primary Care, you can expect:

  • Height and weight measurements
  • A heart rate check
  • A blood pressure reading
  • Respiration rate
  • A visual exam of your body
  • Ear, nose, and throat inspection
  • Reflex testing
  • A discussion of your current health and any symptoms you have

Your doctor may also ask that you get a urinalysis or blood test as part of your physical exam to detect, for example, high cholesterol levels or signs of developing type 2 diabetes.

Book your next physical exam at Physicians Medical Primary Care by phone or online today.