Prime Choice Family Clinic & Urgent Care
Primary Care, Walk-in Clinic and Urgent Care in Frisco, TX
Having a physical exam at least once a year is an easy way to preserve your health and well-being. At Prime Choice Family Clinic & Urgent Care, the doctors offer various types of physicals, including immigration, Department of Transportation (DOT), and sports physicals, to people of all ages. To make an appointment at the practice in Frisco, Texas, call the office today or schedule online.
What is a physical exam?
A physical exam is a preventive screening measure that assesses your health. You don’t have to be sick to undergo a physical. Plus, certain jobs and medical procedures require you to be healthy in order to move forward.
Aside from checking up on you, a physical exam presents a chance to ask questions, discuss unusual symptoms, and build a relationship with your Prime Choice Family Clinic & Urgent Care provider.
What are the different types of physicals?
Prime Choice Family Clinic & Urgent Care offers several types of physicals, including:
If you’re from a different country and hope to obtain United States citizenship, the law requires you to undergo an immigration physical (green card medical exam). After you complete an immigration physical, your provider signs off on paperwork that you submit to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Sometimes, traveling to a foreign country requires you to pass a series of medical tests or obtain vaccinations. If you’re going overseas for work or leisure, make an appointment at Prime Choice Family Clinic & Urgent Care.
Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals
A DOT physical assesses whether you’re healthy enough to operate a commercial vehicle. All commercial drivers have to undergo a DOT physical every two years. If you have a chronic medical condition like heart disease, diabetes, or sleep apnea, more frequent exams may be necessary.
Many public, private, and charter schools require students to undergo a physical exam before the start of a new academic year. School physicals also present an opportunity to update immunizations and refill prescription medication, if necessary.
An annual physical checks in on your mental and physical health. Many potentially serious issues, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol, present few obvious symptoms. Regular visits to Prime Choice Family Clinic & Urgent Care can alert you early on, allowing for more successful treatment.
If you or your child participate in organized sports, you might need a physical before starting a new season. A sports physical determines if you’re healthy enough to play sports. Your provider might also use the time to educate you on warming up, cooling down, and injury prevention.
Pre-op/surgical clearance physicals
To undergo surgery, you need to be in relatively good health. A pre-op or surgical clearance physical assesses whether you’re well enough to undergo an operation. If you’re too weak or in poor health, your provider recommends postponing the operation until your health improves by taking specific steps.
Who benefits from physicals?
Anyone who wants to live a long, healthy, and happy life can benefit from a physical exam. Even if you feel well, potentially serious health problems can strike at any time. Regular visits to Prime Choice Family Clinic & Urgent Care can ensure optimal well-being and peace of mind.
To learn more about the benefits of physicals, make an appointment at Prime Choice Family Clinic & Urgent Care by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.