As the Phoenix metro area emerges from the pandemic-inspired isolation, it’s time to schedule your long-delayed comprehensive physical. Also known as the annual exam, physicals are encouraged for all adults at least every other year.

Key Elements of Physicals:

  • Review Medical History – An essential review of your health and habits
  • Check Vital Signs – Pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, respiration rate, patient height & weight
  • Head and Neck Exam
  • Heart and Lung Exam
  • Abdominal Exam
  • Gender-Specific Exams
    • Women – May include a breast check and pelvic exam
    • Men – A check of the testes for lumps, hernia, and a prostate check
  • Age-Related Care
  • Appropriate Lab Tests

Physicals For Children

A tip for parents of school-aged children: schedule their yearly well visit during the summer. These will do double duty as your child’s school and sports physical for the year. Make your appointment now before the back-to-school schedules start to fill.