Physicals in Wilmington, DE

What is the purpose of a Physical exam?

A Physical Exam includes clinical evaluation by a medical professional, from head to your toes. All the systems that make up your body, including Cardiac (when they listen to your heart), Neurological (when they make you do weird stuff to check the compute, aka brain that controls all your body functions), Musculoskeletal (when they check your hardware, aka joints), GI (when they ask you about your poop?), etc. Physical exams are an important part of your medical chart to ensure that you or your doctors don’t miss any underlying disease or abnormalities. A total review of systems provides insight into items that may not appear to the naked eye. This is the time to speak to your doctor about questions or concerns you may be experiencing as you grow or as your body changes.

There are different types of physical exams:

  • Annual Physical: This is your “yearly checkup.” As described above, including routine blood work.
  • Employment: A generalized review of systems, with a focus on systems that will be impacted by your job requirements.
  • Well Child Check: An annual physical in addition to ensuring that your child has achieved milestones according to their age. Vaccinations are reviewed and administered during this exam.
  • Sports Physical: A physical directed towards your musculoskeletal system to ensure your child has the ability to safely participate in sports. This is a requirement for DIAA sports.
  • School Physical: A review of systems in addition to confirming that your child is up to date with required vaccines.
  • DOT Physical: An exam required in order to operate a commercial vehicle. Our provider is federally certified to provide medical fitness for duty certifications. These physicals are mandated and regulated by the federal government.

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