Physical Exams Specialist

Primary Care & Family Care in Bladensburg, MD

Physical Exams services offered in Bladensburg, MD

A physical exam gives you a chance to talk to your provider about the details of your health and what they mean for you in school, sports, personal, and professional contexts. At ABS Clinical Services in Bladensburg, Maryland, Khudsi Tucker, FNP-BC, and the team provide several different types of physical exams that you and your family members may need. To schedule a physical exam of any kind, call ABS Clinical Services or book an appointment online today.

Physical Exams Q & A

What is a physical exam?

A physical exam is a comprehensive assessment that evaluates your overall health. You may start getting physical exams as a child when you’re rapidly growing and developing, and continue getting them regularly as you grow older. 

A physical exam evaluates your:

  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Height and weight
  • Respiration
  • Reflexes
  • Ears, nose, and throat
  • Internal organs

Some physical exam appointments include additional services according to your needs, such as blood tests, vaccinations, or urinalysis.

Which type of physical exam do I need?

ABS Clinical Services proudly offers a range of physical exam types that you may need at certain points in time. You and your family members can schedule:

School physicals

School physicals are a prerequisite of enrollment for most educational institutions. The team examines you and makes sure all the necessary immunizations are up to date. 

Sports physicals

You or your child may need a sports physical for any new sport or physical activity you plan on participating in. 

Work physicals

Work physicals for various jobs show your employer that you can safely perform your job duties. 

Executive physicals

Executive physicals are extensive physical exams that some companies offer their highest-level employees during periods of peak productivity. 

Administrative physicals

Administrative physicals are not as comprehensive as annual physicals. The list includes work physicals as well as school and sports physicals. They include necessary tests and usually involve forms that you must turn in to an overseeing organization, like a school or employer. 

Annual physicals

Annual physicals can benefit nearly anyone, especially if you’re over 40. Once a year, you come to ABS Clinical Services for a comprehensive overview of your health and wellness. 

How often should I get a physical exam?

It’s ultimately up to you and your provider to discuss your health and decide how often you should come to ABS Clinical Services for a physical exam. You should get school, work, sports, and administrative physicals as you need them, but they don’t replace annual physicals, which happen yearly.

Experts recommend that anyone over 40 should get a physical exam yearly, but you may not need them as often if you’re still in your younger years. Certain individuals may benefit from more frequent physical exams, which may be the case for you if you have one or more chronic conditions affecting your health. 

Khudsi and the team assess your health history and let you know how often you can plan on making a visit to ABS Clinical Services for a physical.

To schedule a physical exam for yourself or a loved one, call ABS Clinical Services or book an appointment online today.