DICN Has Physical Exams for Everyone
The Physicians of Doctors Immediate Care provide a variety of physicals for Children and Employees including DOT, Non DOT, Pre-Employment, Return to Work, School, Camp, and Sports physicals, as well as General Annual Health Examinations, Vision Screening, DCFS Daycare, Boy Scout Physicals, Girl Scout Physicals, life insurance medical examinations and Health assessments.
Frequently Asked Questions:
A physical examination is a routine test your primary care provider (PCP) performs to check your overall health. A PCP may be a doctor, a nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant. The exam is also known as a wellness check. You don’t have to be sick to request an exam.
Physical exams. As the physical exam continues, the doctor will use tools to look in your eyes, ears, nose, and throat. They’ll listen to your heart and lungs. This exam also includes touching or palpating, parts of your body like your abdomen to feel for abnormalities.
Palpation and percussion can alter bowel sounds, so you’d inspect, auscultate, percuss, then palpate an abdomen.
1. Inspection – Inspect each body system using vision, smell, and hearing to assess normal conditions and deviations.
– If you’re under 30 and healthy – don’t smoke, no disease risk factors (including being overweight) and don’t take prescription medications – get a check-up every two to three years.
– Age 30-40, healthy individuals should get a physical every other year.
– Annual physicals start around age 50.
Age 30-40, healthy individuals should get a physical every other year. Baseline mammograms are now recommended for women once they turn 40, and should be repeated every 1-2 years. Annual physicals start around age 50. That’s also when men and women should undergo colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer.
Feeling for abnormal lumps may detect breast cancer or benign breast conditions. The doctor will also check the lymph nodes in the underarm area and look for visual abnormalities of the breasts and nipples. Pelvic exam: The pelvic exam allows examination of the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus and ovaries.
– List of current medications you take, including over-the-counter drugs and any herbal supplements
– List of any symptoms or pain you are experiencing
– Results from any recent or relevant tests
– Medical and surgical history
– Names and contact information for other doctors you may have seen recently
– If you have an implanted device such as a pacemaker or defibrillator, bring a copy of the front and back of your device card
– Any additional questions you would like answered
A DOT physical exam is the evaluation required in order to operate a commercial vehicle. It is referred to as a “medical fitness for duty” examination, which ensures that each driver is capable and healthy enough to successfully complete the duties associated with commercial driving.
Take a blood pressure and pulse (heart rate and rhythm) test your vision. check your heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat. evaluate your posture, joints, strength, and flexibility.
1. Measure tall you are.
2. Check how much you weigh.
3. Measure your blood pressure.
4. Listen to your heart and lungs.
5. Feel your belly.
6. Look in your ears, nose, and throat.
7. Check your eyesight.
8. Test how strong and flexible you are.
Individuals operating the following vehicles in interstate commerce need to have a completed DQ file:
– Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) or gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), or gross combination weight (GCW) or gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 10,001 pounds or more.
– Vehicles designed to transport more than 15 people, or more than 8 people when there is direct compensation involved.
– Vehicles transporting hazardous materials that require the vehicle to be placarded.
Executive physicals come in with an eye toward prevention, these one- or two-day examinations attempt to accommodate busy schedules while supporting the long-term wellness and productivity. It usually includes a comprehensive exam, extensive blood work, vision and hearing tests, and checks for heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions.
There is a high likelyhood that you will be asked to pee in a cup, however; they are not looking for drugs. They are testing sugar levels, creatine, and maybe even a pregnancy test for females. There are other things that they may look for, but marijuana or other drugs aren’t one of them.
Employee Physical Exams. A physical exam is often included as part of the employment screening process for companies. The purpose of the physical is to make sure the employee’s health is compliant with any job-related requirements for the position they are applying for.
Your prospective employer may request physical examination procedures to ensure you are of sound physical health to handle the job offered. However, some job requirements could compel them to do so for the safety of your co-workers or public health purposes.