Physical exams are a tool health care providers use to evaluate your health and well-being. No one physical exam is like another. At Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness in Bowie, Maryland, the experienced medical team provides annual physical exams, Department of Transportation (DOT) exams, and immigration physicals. Call the office today or book your physical exam online.request an appointment
What are physical exams?
Physical exams are routine evaluations that your primary care provider at Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness uses to check your overall health and well-being.
The details of your physical exam will depend on the reason for your visit.
What kinds of physical exams are there?
You can expect some kind of physical exam when you see your primary care provider at Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness. An annual or diagnostic physical is routine.
The most common physical exam is the annual physical. This is a thorough evaluation of your overall health and well-being. It’s the most important physical exam because it assesses your current health and your risk of developing health problems.
The team also offers physical exams required by government agencies. These include:
Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that anyone who drives a commercial vehicle have a DOT physical exam done by a licensed health provider. The purpose of the DOT exam is to make sure that you’re healthy enough to safely drive your vehicle.
Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness has licensed health providers who can do the DOT physical exam and complete the required paperwork.
Immigration physical exam
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires an immigration physical for anyone applying for a green card, also called an adjustment of status.
Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness includes licensed civil surgeons who do this exam, provide the appropriate tests and vaccinations, and complete the required paperwork for your immigration application.
What happens during annual physical exams?
The specifics of your annual physical exam depend on your age, sex, and medical history. However, you can expect a thorough evaluation of your overall health during your annual physical at Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness.
During the physical, your provider:
- Reviews your health concerns and medical history
- Asks about the medications and supplements you take
- Reviews your usual diet and exercise routine
- Checks your height, weight, blood pressure, and heart rate
- Listens to your lungs and heart
- Evaluates your ears, nose, and mouth
- Palpates your organs
- Checks your reflexes
- Runs blood work and a urinalysis
The team might also run health screenings at your annual physical exam. A blood glucose check screens for diabetes, while a blood lipid panel checks your cholesterol levels.
Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness also provides annual physical exams that focus on women’s health and men’s health.
Whether it’s time for your annual physical exam or you need to update your DOT health certificate, the team at Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness can help. Call the office today or schedule your physical exam online.