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Physical Exams

Physical Exams

Physical Exams services offered in Lebanon, PA

Physical exams are a part of every visit to your health care provider. However, no physical exam is like another. At Lancaster Wellness Med Spa in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Shavkat Ruziev, MD, and his dedicated team perform many types of physical exams, including annual and Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals. If you’d like to learn more about physicals, schedule an appointment over the phone or online today. 

Physical Exams Q & A

What are physical exams?

Physical exams are essential tools health care providers use to assess your current state of health. They perform physical exams whenever you come in for care, whether for your annual wellness exam or a sick visit.

Lancaster Wellness Med Spa provides primary care services for all people ages 16 and up. These include physical exams.

What are the types of physical exams?

There are many types of physical exams that the team at Lancaster Wellness Med Spa provides:

Annual physicals 

Annual physicals are comprehensive examinations of your total health. This is the most important health visit of the year. Your annual physical gives the team at Lancaster Wellness Med Spa a general overview of your current health and risk of future health problems.

It also serves as a tool to compare health from year to year and prevent or delay disease.

Department of transportation (DOT) physicals 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires DOT physicals for all commercial drivers. The exam ensures the driver can safely operate their vehicle without risking public health.

Sports physicals

Before starting any sport or physical activity, you might need a sports physical. This physical exam assesses your health and fitness to make sure it’s safe for you to participate in your sport. This physical exam also includes education on how to prevent sports injuries. 

Employment physicals

Employers may require a physical exam before you start working. This exam focuses on your general health to ensure you can safely handle the demands of the job.

What happens during physical exams?

The details of your physical exam at Lancaster Wellness Med Spa depend on the exam type, health history, and age. The team reviews your health concerns, medical history, and types of medications you take. They may also ask about your family history.

Your physical exam may also include a check of your:

  • Vitals
  • Lungs and heart
  • Ears, eyes, nose, and throat
  • Skin, joints, and muscles
  • Vision and hearing

The team may also request lab work to screen for or diagnose diseases. They also complete any required paperwork for a specialty physical exam like the DOT physical.

Physical exams provide valuable information about your health, so schedule an appointment over the phone or online at Lancaster Wellness Med Spa today.