Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Receiving the Best Test:Top Three Questions Regarding a Physical Examination

How are you feeling? Chances are you feel fine, especially if you have recently been offered a new job. There are several reasons individuals come to a doctor to receive a physical examination. Sometimes it’s just part of your annual checkup. This is a superb idea that each and every American should adopt. The earlier one finds out they have an illness the better the chances are for recovering from it. People also get a employment physical examination as a prerequisite to attending a school or a summer camp. No matter the reason the benefits are immense. Then there is the physical examination you may be required to take before beginning a new job.

If this is you—congratulations! The job market isn’t what it used to be, so this is a great opportunity to break into a new field or continue in your chosen field of employment. You may be asking yourself, what should I expect at my physical examination? This is a great question and it is completely normal to want to know what you are in store for. As much as doctors would like to think the contrary, not everyone enjoys seeing their internist.
A general physical examination is nothing to worry about. It is easy going and a lot less invasive than a specific examination. What your doctor will be doing is checking your basic health through visual and manual means, and a series of quick and easy tests. What are the top three questions people ask about a physical examination? Let’s take a look at them…

What is the purpose of a physical examination?
The physical examination has been replaced by what is more often than not called a general health examination. They are done for differing reasons and depend on factors such as gender, age, risk factors, etc. A comprehensive physical examination provides the patient with information regarding their baseline health status. This information can be used for a variety of reasons, but a huge plus is the awareness that may occur toward medical issues that have not developed into full-blown problems at the time of the examination. In other words: Early care is good care!

What will be done to me during a physical examination?
First, you will be strapped down to cold metal table by the aliens before a large probe is… no,. no, no… The examination will take place in the comfort of a doctor’s office and will not include any aliens at all (unless your doctor is working without a green card). The start of the physical examination will begin, well… physically. The doctor will visually and manually check you out, judging over-all appearance, general health and behavior. With that over with the doctor will continue with vital signs such as pulse, body temperature, breathing and blood pressure.

Typically, a doctor will then proceed to check out your skin, eyes, sinuses and lymph nodes. All of this is done quickly and without any pain at all. Each doctor has his or her own way of performing the exam. Many times, they will use a stethoscope to listen to heart function, and their hands to feel your abdomen and internal organs. Just close your eyes, obey the simple instructions and you’ll be on your way out the door before you know it.

Are there any risks associated with a physical exam?
Nah! There are virtually no risks associated with a physical exam. A general health exam includes no internal examination, just basic tests that look for lesions, bumps, fever, and/or muscle disorders.

For those of us that who live in NYC there is a great clinic available run by a board certified walk in doctor  who can see new patients quickly and affordably—just log onto  Physical examination nyc for more information. The  walk in clinic nyc is located just several blocks from Grand Central Station and is highly professional, discreet and affordable. Call 1-212-696-5900 to arrange a physical examination today. And good luck with the new job!

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