Physical exams are performed for a variety of reasons, from general preventive wellness exams to physicals to ensure you can safely perform work duties or participate in athletic sports. Medical physical exams are generally performed by a primary care professional, which may be a physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant. At Primary Care Joliet, we are your local primary care provider that can perform all types of medical physicals at our facilities in Joliet and Wilmington, IL.
Physical exams vary on the information collected depending on why the physical is needed. A child’s school physical will look at much different health concerns than a wellness physical for an elderly adult. Some of the common data collected during most physicals include:
- Medical history
- Checking vital signs
- Visual exam of physical health
- Physically examining eyes, ears, abdomen and other specific areas
Depending on the reason for the exam, screenings or lab tests may be needed. For work and sports, patients may need to perform certain tasks to ensure they are physically able to meet the requirements for the position at a job or on a team. If proof of the exam is needed, the primary care provider will complete the needed documentation for the patient at the end of the physical.
Physical Examinations in Joliet and Wilmington
If you want to maintain your health or need a physical for your job, you can get the exam you need at Primary Care Joliet. We offer all types of physicals for kids, teens and adults at our top-rated primary care facilities in Joliet and Wilmington. Our medical centers can perform the following physicals for new and existing patients:
PCJ can perform physical exams and perform any needed screenings or lab testing that is required at our clinics.
For information about scheduling a physical for you or a family member, contact one of our medical centers in Joliet or Wilmington, IL. Primary Care Joliet accepts most major health insurance, and we welcome new patients of all ages at our patient-centered care clinics.