Physicals can benefit adolescents, teens, and adults. Lago Mar Medical Clinic offers comprehensive physical exams to anyone over the age of 12 who needs to check in on their health.
During a physical exam, your provider discusses with you any changes you’ve observed in your health since your last visit. They also take a series of readings and measurements before performing a physical examination. That includes:
Overall, your provider is looking for anything that seems abnormal or unusual for you specifically. They compare results to those from your previous physical exam visits and might recommend additional tests, like blood tests, urinalysis, or X-rays, for a more detailed idea of your health.
Your physical exams are also an opportunity to stay up-to-date on vaccinations and screening tests. Your provider may make recommendations for lifestyle changes that can improve your health and help you avoid future illnesses.
Lago Mar Medical Clinic offers physical exams for two main purposes:
Annual physicals are a valuable part of preventive care and help you keep up with your body’s needs. Even if you have no symptoms of health complications, the tests performed during an annual physical help your provider make early diagnoses and track your health for more effective diagnostics in the future.
A sports physical, or pre-participation examination (PPE), is a visit you should schedule before signing up for a new sport or starting a new physical recreational activity, even if you’re not affiliated with a school or sports program. Schools and sports programs often require teens to get a sports physical before participating.
During a sports physical, your provider makes sure you’re physically and mentally prepared to engage in your activity of choice safely.
There isn’t much you need to do in preparation for a physical, but there are a few things to keep in mind. If your provider tells you beforehand that you need a blood test, they might ask that you fast before your appointment. Otherwise, recommended preparation steps include:
Once you have a physical or two, you know exactly what to expect and how unintimidating they are. Lago Mar Medical Clinic helps you schedule regular physical exams for the future if you choose to have them annually.
If you’re ready to schedule an annual physical or sports physical for yourself or your child, call Lago Mar Medical Clinic, or book online today.
Physical exams help prepare you to take better care of your health throughout your life. Located in Texas City, Texas, Lago Mar Medical Clinic offers annual physicals and sports physicals for individuals aged 12 and older. Abiola Opabunmi, NP, AGNP-PC, performs an examination and gives you helpful health-related advice. To set up a physical, call Lago Mar Medical Clinic, or book online today.