Physical Examinations Specialist

Valencia Medical Center -  - General Practitioner

Valencia Medical Center

General Practitioners & Family Medicine located in Olympia Heights, Miami, FL

Physical examinations tell you all you need to know about your current health and offer insights into your future health. At Valencia Medical Center in Olympia Heights, Miami, Florida, Judith Valencia, MD, and Inti Fernandez, MD, provide physical examinations for immigration, school and sports participation, and for your own records. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.

Physical Examinations Q&A

What is a physical examination?

A physical examination is a routine test that checks your overall general health. You can get one from a physician, nurse practitioner, or other health care provider. 

At Valencia Medical Center, the team provides thorough physical exams that check many factors of your health and wellness. That includes your:

  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Breathing
  • Internal organs
  • Skin
  • Ears, nose, and throat
  • Reflexes and nerve health

You can also review any current health concerns during a physical exam, but you don’t need to be sick or have symptoms to get a physical. 

Toward the end of the appointment, you have the chance to ask your provider any questions that have come up since your last visit about any health and wellness topics. 

When do I need a physical examination?

There are a few common reasons why you might need a physical examination. At Valencia Medical Center, the team welcomes you in for the following types of physicals:

Annual physicals

Annual physicals are detailed examinations you get on a yearly basis. They help you identify and track trends in your health over time. 

School and sports physicals

School and sports physicals may be required for enrollment in school or a sports program. Their purpose is to show that you’re healthy enough to participate or that you can make accommodations for conditions that might affect your health or safety. 

Immigration physicals

Immigration physicals are an important part of immigrating to the United States. They screen for medical conditions that might compromise the health or safety of other citizens. They also ensure you have the required vaccinations. 

Pre-employment physicals

Pre-employment physicals are a condition of employment for certain occupations. 

What can I take away from a physical examination?

Your physical examination gives you a comprehensive update about your current health and wellness. 

From the findings of your exam, the team at Valencia Medical Center highlights the areas that could use some improvement health-wise. They might suggest some dietary changes, habit changes, or products to improve your health and wellness.

A physical examination can also lead to a diagnosis of something you weren’t aware you had. The team at Valencia Medical Center might recommend further testing, like lab testing or imaging tests, to explore your health in more detail. 

If you receive a diagnosis after a physical exam, the team can start treating you right away or refer you to a specialist for more specific care. 

To schedule an appointment for a physical exam of any kind, call Valencia Medical Center or book online today.