A regular physical exam is one of the essential aspects of preventive care, which helps prevent disease and decrease your risk for common health conditions. Fair Hill Family Medicine Specialists of Elkton, Maryland, offers a variety of physical exams for men, women, and children of all ages. If you need a physical for sports, work, insurance, or just to maintain your health, call the office or schedule an appointment online.
A physical examination is a complete assessment performed regularly by your family medicine provider. Physical exams begin at birth and extend throughout your lifetime to establish a clear picture of your health and make any necessary changes to your health care plan.
Your provider uses your physical exam as an opportunity to:
If your employer, school, sports association, or insurance requires a physical examination, your provider takes time to complete any needed paperwork at the time of your appointment.
When you come in for an annual, school, work, or other physical, the Fair Hill Family Medicine Specialists team gathers valuable information about your health, including:
They also collect blood and urine for analysis, if necessary. Your provider also allows you an opportunity to ask questions regarding your health or any concerning symptoms you may have.
Depending on your symptoms, potential health risks, or chronic health conditions, your provider may order follow-up testing, such as bloodwork, cancer screenings, or an electrocardiogram.
Your provider at Fair Hill Family Medicine Specialists assesses each body system by:
Annual physicals are tailored for your age, gender, and health history. After the exam part of your physical is completed, your provider shares any concerns, makes changes to your plan of care, or makes other health-related recommendations.
To schedule your annual, school, sports, or work physical, call the practice or schedule an appointment online with Fair Hill Family Medicine Specialists today.