Physicals serve as benchmark assessments of your overall health. If you need an annual, sports, work, travel, mission, or school physical, Richard Rawson, DO, and his Temecula Medical Group team offer complete care at their office in Temecula, California. Call the Temecula Medical Group today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about physical exams.
Physicals are head-to-toe assessments to evaluate your overall health and fitness. A physical exam is a preventive treatment that enables the Temecula Medical Group team to identify potential health problems, including early signs of disease.
These check-ups also serve as an opportunity for you to connect with the team. You can ask questions about your health, medications, and other concerns you might have. Women can get contraception counseling during a physical.
An annual physical typically involves a medical history review and a physical exam.
The team reviews your medical history and asks questions about your family’s health history. They might also ask about any new or worsening symptoms, the medications you’re taking, and any other changes to your health. The team can also discuss lifestyle factors, like your diet and exercise routine, alcohol consumption, and smoking habits.
After recording your height, weight, and vitals, the team looks inside your ears, nose, and throat. They listen to your heart and lungs before palpating your abdomen. Finally, the team tests your reflexes and muscle strength.
Each year, the team can look back at your previous physical exam results to identify concerning changes that could be affecting your health.
The Temecula Medical Group offers several types of physicals, including:
Many school and club sports teams require that your child have a sports physical before starting a new season. This exam ensures that your child is healthy enough to play sports.
A pre-employment physical is often necessary to start a new job with specific physical requirements.
The Temecula Valley Unified School District requires annual physical exams before the start of the school year. All students are also required to start the school year up to date on their immunizations.
If you’re traveling abroad for vacation, business, or a mission trip, you must have certain vaccinations, depending on your destination. A travel physical helps ensure that you don’t contract communicable diseases while abroad.
Call the Temecula Medical Group today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about physicals.