ABC Medical Center
Family Practice & Diabetes Care located in Dallas Metroplex Area
Physicals are exams that can cover a lot of health aspects, and they include a variety of options. ABC Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, offers annual checkups, immigration physicals, sports physicals, and more. Experienced physician Ricardo Martinez, MD, and the highly skilled team are ready to help with any type of physical exam on-site. Call the office or schedule an appointment online.
Physicals Q & A
What are physicals?
Physicals are medical exams that include medical history, health assessment, and specific evaluations related to the type of physical.
The goal of a physical is to verify that you’re in good health. Physicals screen for emerging health problems and, in some cases, involve management of your current medical conditions.
What are the different kinds of physicals?
There are many physicals available. ABC Medical Center offers options such as:
An annual checkup is a full body physical in which your provider checks your vital signs, vision, ears, nose, throat, gastrointestinal system, heart, lungs, musculoskeletal system, neurological wellness, and skin, along with other health indicators.
Annual checkups include screening for diseases like diabetes. Your provider can also manage chronic health problems like hyperlipidemia and hypertension during your annual checkup. If you need a flu shot or other immunizations, your provider may do that.
An annual checkup helps you monitor your overall health, and it’s important for preventive care. With annual checkups, you can find out about potential health problems early and then take action to avoid the problem getting worse.
ABC Medical Center has a certified civil surgeon who can perform immigration physicals. During this exam, your provider performs a physical exam to evaluate the heart, lungs, abdomen, throat, eyes, ears, nose, throat, external genitalia, mental health, and other aspects of your health.
You also have a tuberculosis test, which includes a chest X-ray, and a blood test to check for sexually transmitted diseases. If you need vaccinations, your provider can administer those during the exam.
In addition to these two types of physicals, ABC Medical Center can perform nearly any other kind of exam that you need.
Children may need school or sports physicals, adults may need work eligibility physicals, men’s health exams, or women’s wellness exams, among other options. Just ask your provider for help.
Do I need to prepare for physicals?
For some physicals, you may need to fast for up to eight hours to prepare for blood tests. If you need any special preparation, your ABC Medical Center provider lets you know when you schedule the appointment.
ABC Medical Center offers physicals for your whole family, so reach out to the friendly, bilingual staff by phone or use the online scheduler.