Physical Exams

Physical Exams

Physical Exams services offered in Pueblo, CO

Comprehensive physical exams are vital to maintaining exceptional health or detecting medical issues before they become severe. The outstanding primary care team at University Family Medicine Center, P.C. in Pueblo, Colorado, offers physical exams for sports, school, work, or general health checkups. Call the office to schedule your next physical or book an appointment online today.

Physical Exams Q & A

How often should I get a physical exam?

University Family Medicine Center, P.C. recommends patients undergo physical examinations yearly. Yearly checkups allow your provider to monitor any health and well-being changes. The team can easily treat most conditions in their early stages.

Regular checkups will help your provider notice changes, diagnose, and treat conditions before conditions progress to more challenging treatment stages.

You also need regular health screenings like Pap smears, mammograms, skin checks, and colorectal cancer screening.

What do physical exams consist of?

Physical exams include wellness checks and health screenings that help to diagnose conditions like breast cancer, prostate cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes in their earliest stages. 

During your physical exam at University Family Medicine Center, P.C., the team will measure important vital signs such as blood pressure, temperature, and heart rate. They may request routine labs or bloodwork, such as a glucose test to monitor your blood sugar. Let the team know if you have diabetes or if it runs in your family’s history.

Individuals over 40 are often encouraged to undergo specific tests, including prostate cancer screenings for men and mammograms for women.

Patients who have not had a physical exam within the last year should contact University Family Medicine Center, P.C., to request an appointment.

How long do physical exams take?

A physical exam can take as little as 30 minutes and covers head to toe examination.

During your exam, the team reviews your complete medical history, followed by your doctor's physical examination. After your examination, the team administers any additional tests that your doctor may have requested.

Patients can prepare in advance by completing necessary paperwork and providing the team with insurance cards and identification.

Why do I need a physical exam?

Routine physical exams help your medical practitioners keep consistent records of your overall well-being and monitor your medications and any chronic conditions. Your doctor may address your everyday habits and help you to adjust them as needed, improving your health and quality of life.

If you are overdue for your yearly physical exam or want to schedule one in advance, call the University Family Medicine Center, P.C., to speak with a friendly staff member or request an appointment online today.