Whether you’re immigrating to the United States or signing up for a new sport at school, Suniel Khemlani, MD, Megha Lalwani, MD, and the team at Lani City Medical in Rancho Cucamonga, California, can provide you with a comprehensive physical exam at their office. A physical exam helps prevent disease while assessing your risk for serious chronic conditions, like diabetes or high blood pressure. For expert care, call Lani City Medical or book an appointment online today. The clinic also accepts walk-ins as an urgent care facility.
A physical exam is a preventive test where your doctor inspects your body, checks your vitals, and screens you for certain conditions to identify potential risks to your health. You should schedule an annual physical at least once a year to ensure you’re as healthy as possible.
What happens during your physical depends on your age, sex, and reason for needing an exam. Generally, an annual physical exam entails the following:
Your provider at Lani City Medical takes your blood pressure, checks your heart and respiratory rate, and takes your temperature when recording your vitals. They also record your height, rate, and body mass index (BMI).
Your doctor asks questions about your lifestyle habits — how often you drink alcohol or smoke, your level of physical activity, your sexual history — to assess your risk for certain medical conditions. In addition, you should provide the team with your family health history and update your doctor on any new medications you’re taking.
Before the physical portion of your exam, your provider checks your hair, nails, and skin for any abnormalities. They also examine your head, eyes, chest, speech and walking patterns, and abdomen.
During the physical, your doctor touches different areas of your body to feel for physical abnormalities, such as lumps. If necessary, they may also examine your genitalia. Finally, the team tests your motor functions and reflexes.
Lani City Medical offers several types of physical exams at their office. These exams are similar to annual physicals but typically require a few extra steps.
The purpose of an immigration physical is assessing your physical and mental fitness before you can obtain a green card in the U.S. You may need a variety of vaccinations at this exam. Please bring to your exam your passport or government-issued photo ID, as well as your vaccination records, a list of medications you’re taking, and any necessary forms.
A well-woman exam is a preventive measure that protects your reproductive health. During the exam, the team provides gynecological screenings like Pap smears and STD screenings to check for abnormalities in your feminine health. Your doctor may also perform a breast exam and pelvic exam.
Many states require a sports physical before your child can participate competitively in sports like football, soccer, and hockey. Most parents schedule these visits in summer before their kids go back to school. Similar to an annual exam, a sports physical assesses your child’s health to determine if they’re physically fit enough to play certain sports.
Schedule a physical with Lani City Medical by calling or booking an appointment online today. The clinic also accepts walk-ins.