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Physical Exams Specialist

Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics

Family Practice Physicians located in Irving, TX

There are many reasons why people may need routine physical exams, from an annual checkup to sports, school, or immigration physicals. Vijayalakshmi Raghu, MD,  Enniah Ndawana, PA and the team offer a range of physical exams to most suit your needs. To arrange your exam, call the Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors office in Irving, Texas, today. You can also use the online scheduling page to book, any time of day or night from the comfort of home.

Physical Exams Q&A

What are physical exams?

Physical exams are routine consultations where your provider at Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors performs a comprehensive assessment of your health. They look for signs of disease or poor health and run tests to check essential bodily functions.

Annual physical exams are good practice for everyone. A regular checkup ensures you stay healthy and detects the earliest signs of disease. Even if you’re in great shape and rarely need to see a doctor, an annual physical helps you retain your excellent health.

In addition to a routine annual physical, you might need to undergo a physical exam for your employer, insurance purposes, or to ensure you’re fit to play sports.

The Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors team also does school physicals for children of all ages and immigration physicals (which are part of the entrance requirements for people moving to the United States). 

What does having physical exams involve?

What you need in your physical exam depends on why you’re undergoing the exam. For example, an immigration physical has specific requirements for checking whether you’ve had certain diseases.

However, in general, a physical exam begins with a review of your medical and family history and a discussion about your current health. Next, your provider at Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors checks your vital signs, including:

  • Temperature
  • Blood pressure
  • Heart and respiration rates
  • Lung and heart sounds
  • Reflexes

Your provider then examines your body in more detail, looking at your eyes, in your ears and throat, feeling the internal organs through your abdomen, and checking your hands and feet for signs of health problems.

Would I need any tests during a physical exam?

Physical exams usually include various tests. In most cases, your provider might recommend a urine sample or draw some blood. Lab tests can also determine whether you have problems with your blood sugar levels (which could indicate diabetes) and if your cholesterol levels are high. If you have symptoms of an allergy, your provider can perform allergy testing as well.

In addition, they might arrange an X-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, or MRI if they need to see anything in more detail. For some physical exams, you might undergo screening for certain conditions.

To schedule your physical exam, call the Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors office in Irving, Texas, today. You can also use the online scheduling page to book.