A physical exam is a routine preventive care evaluation your doctor performs regularly to help you stay in good health.
Why are physical exams important?
From your newborn days to your senior years, physical exams are an important part of your health. Physical exams are a dedicated time you have with your doctor to discuss any changes in your health. They’re important to:
A child or pediatric, neurologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic disorders in children from the neonatal period through adolescence. Some of the conditions overlap with those seen by adult neurologists, and others are unique to this younger population. Child neurologists treat many of the same common conditions found in adults such as migraine, epilepsy, stroke, and Tourette’s and are also trained in conditions related to neurogenetics and developmental problems.
Above all, physicals are a time to build a relationship with your primary care physician. This gives you the opportunity to have someone to call in case you (or your child) become ill or injured.
What happens during a physical exam?
Fowler Family Medicine provides all types of physical exams, so the tests and screenings you need just depend on your age and overall health. It’s common for physical examinations to include:
What do I bring to a physical exam?
The team at Family Medical Center want to ensure you get the most out of your upcoming physical exam. To help you prepare, you may need to ensure you have certain documents in order.
Depending on which type of physical you or your child require, you may need to bring in any of the following: