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Physicals are the foundation of good health, and a preventive step that should never be overlooked. At Urgent Care of Ada, a team of highly skilled practitioners offers a wide range of physicals to keep residents of Ada, Oklahoma, as healthy as possible. To book your physical, call the office today. Online scheduling is also an option, and takes very little time to complete.
A physical is a preventive health visit centered on getting the screenings and information you need to reach and maintain optimal health. Physicals should be a routine part of your overall health and wellness planning, and shouldn’t be overlooked or postponed.
Far too many people only come in to see a health professional once an injury or illness arises. This approach fails to take advantage of all that preventive health has to offer. Physicals allow your care team to expand on your medical record, a valuable document that can help track changes and detect areas of concern over time.
Your practitioner begins by gathering some basic vital statistics. This can include your height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, and general appearance. All this information is added to your personal medical record.
You’ll also discuss your personal and family health history with your practitioner. This process can take a bit more time during your initial visit, but once it’s in your record you can focus on more recent changes you’ve noticed.
Your practitioner will perform screenings appropriate for your age, sex, and overall health. If you need a more in-depth health screening, that can be set up for a later time. Your physicals are also a setting where you can ask questions, express concerns, and share any information you feel is relevant to your overall health.
From time to time, both children and adults will need to come in for a specialized physical. These visits are required by an outside organization, and are a bit different from routine physical exams.
School physicals are one example, and are often required when a child begins school or changes to a new school. These visits include routine health checks, as well as a review of your child’s immunization record. If there are shots missing, they can be administered during the exam.
Sports physicals are also common, and are intended to ensure you’re able to withstand the rigors of your chosen sport or activity. Basic strength assessments and flexibility checks might be part of a sports physical.
Employment physicals check to see if you’re able to complete the tasks required in a new job. Different employers have different requirements for employment physicals, but the team at Urgent Care of Ada is experienced in all types of employment exams, and can make sure you get the screening and paperwork needed to begin your new job.
Urgent Care of Ada also offers comprehensive DOT physical examinations for individuals. The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires these exams in order for professionals (like truck and bus drivers) to obtain or maintain a commercial driving license and make sure that nothing will negatively impact their driving performance.
If you’d like to learn more about physicals or are ready to book a visit, call the office to schedule a time. Walk-in visits are also available, and online booking is an option for less immediate health needs.