Certified Physical Examiner Q&A
Broadway Family Clinic offers physical exams conducted by our certified physical examiner for your convenience. For more information, call us or book an online appointment. We serve patients from Pearland, TX and surrounding areas.
Table of Contents:
What is included in a certified physical exam?
What are the components of a physical exam?
How do I prepare for a physical exam?
What questions do doctors ask during a physical?
IMMIGRATION PHYSICAL The United States citizenship and immigration Services (USCIS) requires medical examination to obtain a US greencard or US citizenship. Our doctors can provide all proper medical services needed to fulfill an immigration physical.
Drivers are critical to Highway Safety. A complete physical exam, often called DOT Exam, required by Federal Motor Carrier Administrations (FMCSA) for anyone applying for Commercial Driver License (CDL). Our Doctors are CERTIFIED MEDICAL EXAMINER with National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
Certified physical examiners are medical professionals who have gone through specified training and certification recognized by the Department of Transportation to carry out physical exams for professional driver certification. People who drive CMVs, buses, and other vehicles professionally are required to be medically certified.
If you need a Certified Examination, Broadway Family Clinic has experienced and certified doctors who are able to do this. We can do Immigration Physicals, DOT physicals, and more. Please call for more information or if you would like to book an appointment.
A certified physical is an extensive physical exam to check on physical, mental, and emotional health. This physical will check your medical history and how you are doing currently.
Your physical will also include a check of your physical well-being. Your height, weight, blood pressure, hearing, vision, and other aspects of your health will be checked. There will be an examination of your bodily functions, such as breathing, the nervous system, and other areas. Lab tests will be done, checking for blood sugars, protein, and other necessary factors to check on your health.
Your doctor may also request other tests if they feel that these may be necessary.
Generally, a physical exam will include:
– Questions about your health and medical history.
– A check of the vital signs – breathing rate, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, height, and weight.
– A vision check.
– Checkup of the head, ears, eyes, nose, and throat.
– A check of the gastrointestinal system.
– A cardiovascular evaluation.
– A respiratory assessment.
– A check of the musculoskeletal system, muscles bones, and joint function.
– A simple neurological exam that checks mental awareness, balance and motor function, sensory response, and reflexes.
– A skin and lymph node check – which looks at the color of the skin and the lymph nodes.
– A urinalysis will be done to check for protein, blood, and sugar levels.
– An extremities check will be done to check the function and fitness of legs, feet, hands, arms, toes, and fingers.
You may also be checked for sleep apnea. Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include heavy snoring, dry mouth or sore throat in the morning, gasping for breath when you sleep, morning headache, and daytime sleepiness.
Being prepared for your physical exam will allow you to get the most out of it and provide the best results. If you have been given a form to fill out, have that ready before you get to the appointment. It will likely ask for specific information that you may take little time to accumulate.
There are some things that are helpful to bring with you for the exam. Bring a list of the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter medications, and supplements. If you have had recent medical tests, bring the results of those. Have a list of symptoms you may be having. It may be important to bring some medical records with you. This will help the doctor focus the physical on those things that are more important. And bring a list of concerns that you have.
It is best to dress comfortably. It also helps to avoid excess jewelry and other things that make it more difficult for the doctor to examine you.
The doctor who performs the physical will ask in-depth questions about your medical history including:
– Information concerning past surgeries.
– About any prescriptions, supplements, or over-the-counter medications.
– About health problems you have had.
– If you use tobacco, drink alcohol, or use illegal substances.
– If you have failed a drug test in the past.
– If you have been dependent on an illegal substance.
Any symptoms that you are currently experiencing. For more information, please call us. We serve patients from Pearland TX, Shadow Creek Ranch TX, Southern Trail TX, Pomona TX, Southlake TX, Sienna Plantation TX, Fresno TX, Manvel TX and Rosharon TX.
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