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Physicals Specialist

Integrative Urgent Care

Urgent Care located in Glendora, CA

Physicals are the foundation of good health and a need that should never be overlooked. For residents of Glendora, California, and the surrounding area, Eric D. Brown, MD, and the team at Integrative Urgent Care are an excellent resource for top-quality physicals. If you’re overdue for a physical exam, call the office today to book a visit, or try the fast and easy online booking tool.

Physicals Q & A

What is a physical?

A physical is the foundation of good health. These visits allow your health care team to gather important information about your health and create a comprehensive medical record, a living document that tracks changes in your health and identifies areas of concern. 

The initial portion of the visit involves a discussion of your personal and family health, as well as any changes you’ve noticed or concerns you have since your last visit. Information on your temperature, weight, height, blood pressure, and breathing is gathered. A physical exam follows, allowing your practitioner to assess your skin, joint function, heart function, and more.  

If you have a chronic health issue, routine physicals are an important part of checking to see how your treatment plan is working. Your practitioner may suggest changing your treatment path or provide information on lifestyle modifications that can improve your daily quality of life. 

Why see a doctor if I am not sick?

Far too many people only see a doctor when a serious health issue arises. This approach fails to take advantage of all that preventive health has to offer. 

Routine physicals allow your practitioner to deliver the health screenings appropriate for your age, sex, and overall health condition. Testing can detect signs of disease in the earliest possible stages when treatment is often most effective. 

In terms of chronic health issues like hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes, routine physicals allow your practitioner to look for warning signs and assess your risk level. You’ll receive the information you need to make informed decisions about your health. 

How should I prepare for my physical?

If you are having lab work done during your visit, you may be instructed to avoid eating or drinking in the hours before your exam. Otherwise, the best way you can prepare for your physical is to compile a written list of information to share with your practitioner. 

If you are taking medication or supplements, also take a written list that includes dosing information. If you are being treated for an existing health condition, that information should also be provided. 

Most people have questions for their health professional. Writing down your questions or concerns helps you get the most out of your visit and ensures you’ll get the information you need to take control of your own health and wellness. 

If you are coming in for pre-op testing in advance of a surgical procedure, your specialist may have a list of items to be included in your exam. Make sure the Integrative Urgent Care team has that information so that the exam can be shaped for your specific set of needs. This is also true for pre-employment exams, school and sports physicals, and other specialized exams. 

Booking physicals is as simple as a phone call. Online booking is also available and takes just moments to complete.