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Physical Exams Specialist

Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care -  - Family Medicine Provider

Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care

Family Medicine Providers & Pain Management Specialists located in Blanchard, OK

Physical exams are all about preventing chronic health conditions and gaining medical clearance for employment, attending school, or participating in sports programs. The team at Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care in Blanchard, Oklahoma, offer sports physicals, school physicals, annual wellness exams, pre-employment physicals, and DOT physicals to meet your needs. To schedule a physical, call the office or use the online scheduling tool. Walk-in services are also available.

Physical Exams Q&A

Why do I need annual physical exams?

Many patients skip their annual physical when they feel fine, but the best way to continue feeling healthy as you age is to get an annual exam. It’s easier to detect early signs of a developing health condition when you see the team at Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care annually. 

Early detection is the key to preventing chronic diseases from advancing. Many chronic health problems don’t cause obvious symptoms until you’re in the advanced stages of the disease, which means you feel healthy even though you may have a developing disease. 

All physicals at Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care are only $25.

What should I expect during my annual wellness exam?

An annual wellness exam begins with a review of any health issues you’ve experienced since your last checkup and a check of your weight and vital signs. The team at Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care then performs a thorough physical exam, including blood tests if necessary. 

An annual physical exam for adult women and men may include any of the following services:

  • Chronic diseases screening
  • Vision and hearing tests
  • Medication management
  • Immunizations
  • Weight loss management
  • Mental health assessment
  • Women’s health (pelvic exam, Pap smear, birth control)
  • Men’s health (testicular exam, prostate cancer screening)
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing and treatment

Your provider talks with you about any questions or concerns you have about your health during your annual physical. 

Who needs a DOT physical exam?

Anyone looking to get or renew a commercial driver’s license (CDL) must have a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical performed by a certified medical examiner like those at Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care.

A DOT exam involves many of the same checks as your annual exam. If you’re in good health, you receive a certificate upon completion of a DOT physical verifying you’re able to drive a commercial vehicle. The certificate is a requirement for getting a CDL and is valid for two years for most drivers.

What are school and sports physicals?

Most school districts in Oklahoma require children to receive a physical prior to starting school and a sports physical before engaging in athletics. A sports physical evaluates your child’s health to determine if there are any issues that may prevent their participation in sports. If your child was injured, a sports physical determines when they are healthy and strong enough to return to their sport.

What is a pre-employment physical exam?

Some employers require prospective employees to complete a pre-employment physical before hire. Pre-employment physicals assure the company that you are physically and mentally healthy enough to endure the job responsibilities and involve a check of your vital signs, weight, pulse, and blood pressure. They may also test for drug use.

If your child requires a school or sports physical, you’re due for your annual physical, or you need a pre-employment or DOT physical, call Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care, stop in for a walk-in appointment, or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.