Physical Examinations

Panorama City Urgent Care

Family Practice and Urgent Care located in Panorama City, CA

Even if you feel like you’re in excellent health, a physical examination is an integral part of your health and wellness. Panorama City Urgent Care in Panorama, California, provides the community with high-quality family medicine care for people of all ages. Whether you need a physical examination for a child in school, your general health and wellness, or to clear yourself for surgery, call Panorama City Urgent Care or schedule an appointment online today.

Physical Examinations Q & A

Panorama City Urgent Care

What is a physical examination?

Physical examinations are not only a valuable tool in screening for health conditions and preventing serious disease, they help you establish a relationship with a doctor you can trust. The experienced family medicine physicians at Panorama City Urgent Care offer comprehensive physical examinations for people of all ages, from infants to seniors.

A physical examination focuses on several aspects, including:

  • Updating vaccinations
  • Screening for diseases
  • Assessing future health risks
  • Promoting general wellness

The family medicine practitioners at Panorama City Urgent Care receive specialized medical training that enables them to diagnose and manage a wide range of health conditions regardless of your age. You can rely on them to provide attentive and compassionate care to your entire family, so multiple appointments with a variety of doctors are unnecessary.

Why do I need a physical examination?

Your age, gender, and general health play a role in why you need a physical examination. In addition to maintaining your health and wellness, schools, permits, and regulations sometimes require physical examinations as well.

Infants and Children

Children and infants benefit from regular physical examinations to track their growth and development, review their behavior, and assess their nutritional needs. These appointments also ensure your child’s immunizations are up-to-date.

Adults under 30

When you’re under 30 and healthy, regular physical examinations are an important part of maintaining your reproductive health. Panorama City Urgent Care offers Family PACT family planning services and STD screenings, as well as cervical cancer screenings for women.

Women age 40

Women should begin receiving mammogram breast cancer screenings beginning at age 40.

Adults age 50

Annual physical exams including colonoscopy screenings for colon cancer should begin at age 50. Most men should also begin prostate cancer screenings through digital rectal exams (DREs) and prostate-specific antigen tests (PSAs).

You also receive a physical examination for physician-assisted weight loss programs offered at Panorama City Urgent Care.

Are there specialty physical examinations?

Some government agencies require physical examinations for certain certifications. The physicians at Panorama City Urgent Care are certified to provide exams for:

  • Department of Health (DOH)
  • Immigration physical exams
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL)

For a physical examination tailored to your unique needs, call Panorama City Urgent Care or schedule an appointment online today.